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Wantirna South

Households without children

In Wantirna South, older couples without children account for 10% 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 Wantirna South, 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, Wantirna South'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
Wantirna South20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,37822.924.21,30121.923.0+77
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2414.06.72484.27.0-7
Middle-aged couples without children
5088.48.95118.69.1-3
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children62910.58.55429.16.9+87
Lone person households
1,08418.018.91,00817.018.3+76
Young lone persons
1512.55.01732.95.6-22
Middle-aged lone persons
2684.56.42343.96.1+34
Older lone persons
66511.17.560110.16.6+64
Group households
1081.82.4951.62.4+13
Total households without children
2,57042.745.52,40440.543.7+166

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, Wantirna South: 1.8% Older lone persons, Wantirna South: 11.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Wantirna South: 4.5% Young lone persons, Wantirna South: 2.5% Older couples without children, Wantirna South: 10.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Wantirna South: 8.4% Young couples without children, Wantirna South: 4.0%
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, Wantirna South: +13 Older lone persons, Wantirna South: +64 Middle-aged lone persons, Wantirna South: +34 Young lone persons, Wantirna South: -22 Older couples without children, Wantirna South: +87 Middle-aged couples without children, Wantirna South: -3 Young couples without children, Wantirna South: -7
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 Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 166.

The largest changes in households without children in Wantirna South, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+87 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+64 persons)