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Households without children

In The Basin, 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 The Basin, 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, The Basin'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
The Basin20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children44328.424.236225.223.0+81
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1429.16.71319.17.0+11
Middle-aged couples without children
17811.48.915811.09.1+20
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1247.98.5735.16.9+51
Lone person households
28718.418.922215.518.3+65
Young lone persons
795.05.0996.95.6-20
Middle-aged lone persons
1298.36.4866.06.1+43
Older lone persons
805.17.5372.66.6+43
Group households
342.22.4493.42.4-15
Total households without children
76448.945.563344.143.7+131

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, City of Knox: 2.4% Older lone persons, City of Knox: 7.5% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Knox: 6.4% Young lone persons, City of Knox: 5.0% Older couples without children, City of Knox: 8.5% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Knox: 8.9% Young couples without children, City of Knox: 6.7% Group households, The Basin: 2.2% Older lone persons, The Basin: 5.1% Middle-aged lone persons, The Basin: 8.3% Young lone persons, The Basin: 5.0% Older couples without children, The Basin: 7.9% Middle-aged couples without children, The Basin: 11.4% Young couples without children, The Basin: 9.1%
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, The Basin: -15 Older lone persons, The Basin: +43 Middle-aged lone persons, The Basin: +43 Young lone persons, The Basin: -20 Older couples without children, The Basin: +51 Middle-aged couples without children, The Basin: +20 Young couples without children, The Basin: +11
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 The Basin in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar 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 131.

The largest change in households without children in The Basin, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Older couples without children (+51 persons)