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Altona North

Households without children

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In Altona North, older couples without children account for 11% of total households in 2016.

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 Altona North, 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, Altona North'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
Altona North - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,06623.323.01,00423.423.5+62
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3888.58.62836.68.6+106
Middle-aged couples without children
1743.86.71623.87.1+12
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children50311.07.855813.07.8-55
map this data in atlas.idLone person households1,09824.023.71,06624.824.3+32
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2435.35.82696.37.1-25
Middle-aged lone persons
3066.78.62646.18.3+42
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons54712.09.353312.48.9+15
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1513.33.31704.03.8-19
Total households without children
2,31650.650.02,24152.151.6+75

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Older lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 9.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Young lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% Older couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 6.7% Young couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Group households, Altona North: 3.3% Older lone persons, Altona North: 12.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Altona North: 6.7% Young lone persons, Altona North: 5.3% Older couples without children, Altona North: 11.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Altona North: 3.8% Young couples without children, Altona North: 8.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016 Group households, Altona North: -19 Older lone persons, Altona North: +15 Middle-aged lone persons, Altona North: +42 Young lone persons, Altona North: -25 Older couples without children, Altona North: -55 Middle-aged couples without children, Altona North: +12 Young couples without children, Altona North: +106
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in Altona North in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 75.

The largest changes in households without children in Altona North, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young couples without children (+106 persons)
  • Older couples without children (-55 persons)
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