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Households without children

In Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn, 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, Brooklyn'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
Brooklyn20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children16122.823.514622.322.8+15
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children7911.28.6538.17.9+26
Middle-aged couples without children
263.77.1284.37.1-2
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children567.97.8659.97.7-9
Lone person households
20328.824.317927.324.4+24
Young lone persons
7811.17.1568.58.0+22
Middle-aged lone persons
608.58.36610.17.6-6
Older lone persons
659.28.9578.78.8+8
Group households
385.43.8335.03.2+5
Total households without children
40257.051.635854.750.4+44

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, Hobsons Bay City: 3.8% Older lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 8.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 8.3% Young lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Older couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 7.1% Young couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Group households, Brooklyn: 5.4% Older lone persons, Brooklyn: 9.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Brooklyn: 8.5% Young lone persons, Brooklyn: 11.1% Older couples without children, Brooklyn: 7.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Brooklyn: 3.7% Young couples without children, Brooklyn: 11.2%
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, Brooklyn: +5 Older lone persons, Brooklyn: +8 Middle-aged lone persons, Brooklyn: -6 Young lone persons, Brooklyn: +22 Older couples without children, Brooklyn: -9 Middle-aged couples without children, Brooklyn: -2 Young couples without children, Brooklyn: +26
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 Brooklyn in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

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

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 44.

There were no major differences in Brooklyn between 2006 and 2011.