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Gannawarra Shire

Households without children

In Gannawarra Shire, older couples without children account for 15% 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 Gannawarra Shire, 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, Gannawarra Shire'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
Gannawarra Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Couples without children1,36731.427.81,42231.927.6-55
Young couples without children1333.15.01784.05.2-45
Middle-aged couples without children58913.511.866014.812.2-71
Older couples without children64514.811.058413.110.2+61
Lone person households1,32830.526.81,22327.425.7+105
Young lone persons2195.06.02605.86.3-41
Middle-aged lone persons4309.99.53598.18.5+71
Older lone persons67915.611.360413.610.9+75
Group households691.62.9892.02.8-20
Total households without children2,76463.557.52,73461.356.1+30

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, Regional VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 11.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 6.0% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.8% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 5.0% Group households, Gannawarra Shire: 1.6% Older lone persons, Gannawarra Shire: 15.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Gannawarra Shire: 9.9% Young lone persons, Gannawarra Shire: 5.0% Older couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: 14.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: 13.5% Young couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: 3.1%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -20 Older lone persons, Gannawarra Shire: +75 Middle-aged lone persons, Gannawarra Shire: +71 Young lone persons, Gannawarra Shire: -41 Older couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: +61 Middle-aged couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: -71 Young couples without children, Gannawarra Shire: -45
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a similar 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 30.

The largest changes in households without children in Gannawarra Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older lone persons (+75 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-71 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+71 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+61 persons)
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