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Newport West

Households without children

In Newport West, older couples without children account for 4% 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 Newport West, 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, Newport West'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
Newport West20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children68222.823.564122.822.8+42
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children39313.18.633712.07.9+56
Middle-aged couples without children
1605.37.11334.77.1+27
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1304.37.81716.17.7-41
Lone person households
77225.824.374726.624.4+26
Young lone persons
2929.77.12599.28.0+33
Middle-aged lone persons
2759.28.32478.87.6+27
Older lone persons
2066.98.92418.68.8-35
Group households
1665.53.81103.93.2+56
Total households without children
1,62154.151.61,49853.350.4+124

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, Newport West: 5.5% Older lone persons, Newport West: 6.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Newport West: 9.2% Young lone persons, Newport West: 9.7% Older couples without children, Newport West: 4.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Newport West: 5.3% Young couples without children, Newport West: 13.1%
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, Newport West: +56 Older lone persons, Newport West: -35 Middle-aged lone persons, Newport West: +27 Young lone persons, Newport West: +33 Older couples without children, Newport West: -41 Middle-aged couples without children, Newport West: +27 Young couples without children, Newport West: +56
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 Newport West 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 smaller proportion of older couples without children.

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

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 123.

The largest changes in households without children in Newport West, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Group households (+56 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+56 persons)