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Households without children

In the Frankston City, older couples without children account for 8% of total households in 2011.

Households without Children include couples without children and lone person households. They require different services depending on the age of the people in the households. For example young couples who have not had children (yet) compared to older "empty nester" couples whose children may have left home.

For Households without Children in the Frankston City, life stage is based on the age of the household reference person (usually person 1 on the Census form):

  • Young: Aged 15-44
  • Middle-aged: Aged 45-64
  • Older: Aged 65 and over

To continue building the story, the Frankston City's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Households without children by life stage
Frankston City20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,37623.123.510,44722.922.9+929
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3,4907.18.53,0176.67.9+473
Middle-aged couples without children
4,0298.27.03,9728.77.4+57
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3,8577.88.03,4587.67.6+399
Lone person households
12,36025.122.311,28524.722.5+1,075
Young lone persons
3,4006.97.33,4587.67.8-58
Middle-aged lone persons
4,4439.07.03,8618.56.8+582
Older lone persons
4,5179.28.03,9668.77.9+551
Group households
1,6623.44.51,4003.14.2+262
Total households without children
25,39851.550.323,13250.749.6+2,266

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2011
Households without children, 2011 Group households, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Group households, Frankston City: 3.4% Older lone persons, Frankston City: 9.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Frankston City: 9.0% Young lone persons, Frankston City: 6.9% Older couples without children, Frankston City: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Frankston City: 8.2% Young couples without children, Frankston City: 7.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2006 to 2011
Change in households without children, 2006 to 2011 Group households, Frankston City: +262 Older lone persons, Frankston City: +551 Middle-aged lone persons, Frankston City: +582 Young lone persons, Frankston City: -58 Older couples without children, Frankston City: +399 Middle-aged couples without children, Frankston City: +57 Young couples without children, Frankston City: +473
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in the Frankston City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar proportion of young lone person households, a larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 2,266.

The largest changes in households without children in the Frankston City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+582 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+551 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+473 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+399 persons)