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Households without children

In Gosford City, older couples without children account for 11% 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 Gosford 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, Gosford 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
Gosford City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children16,16325.322.615,71425.422.0+449
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,9964.78.13,1635.17.9-167
Middle-aged couples without children
5,8669.26.95,8109.47.1+56
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children7,30111.47.66,74110.97.0+560
map this data in atlas.idLone person households16,69926.121.515,65425.321.6+1,045
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,7914.46.52,9024.77.0-111
Middle-aged lone persons
5,3578.46.94,8757.96.7+482
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons8,55113.48.07,87712.77.9+674
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,7132.74.11,6442.73.9+69
Total households without children
34,57554.148.133,01253.347.5+1,563

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 Sydney: 4.1% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Group households, Gosford City: 2.7% Older lone persons, Gosford City: 13.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Gosford City: 8.4% Young lone persons, Gosford City: 4.4% Older couples without children, Gosford City: 11.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Gosford City: 9.2% Young couples without children, Gosford City: 4.7%
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, Gosford City: +69 Older lone persons, Gosford City: +674 Middle-aged lone persons, Gosford City: +482 Young lone persons, Gosford City: -111 Older couples without children, Gosford City: +560 Middle-aged couples without children, Gosford City: +56 Young couples without children, Gosford City: -167
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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 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 1,563.

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

  • Older lone persons (+674 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+560 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+482 persons)
  • Young couples without children (-167 persons)
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