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Macarthur Region

Households without children

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In the Macarthur Region, older couples without children account for 8% 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 the Macarthur Region, 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 Macarthur Region'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
Macarthur Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples without children20,47621.922.417,87521.822.6+2,601
Young couples without children5,9106.38.34,7165.88.1+1,194
Middle-aged couples without children7,1777.76.07,6759.46.9-498
Older couples without children7,3897.98.15,4846.77.6+1,905
Lone person households14,78915.920.413,69216.721.5+1,097
Young lone persons3,5393.85.83,7284.66.5-189
Middle-aged lone persons5,2765.76.55,2466.46.9+30
Older lone persons5,9746.48.14,7185.88.0+1,256
Group households1,7531.94.51,6172.04.1+136
Total households without children37,01839.747.333,18440.548.1+3,834

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, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Group households, Macarthur Region: 1.9% Older lone persons, Macarthur Region: 6.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Macarthur Region: 5.7% Young lone persons, Macarthur Region: 3.8% Older couples without children, Macarthur Region: 7.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Macarthur Region: 7.7% Young couples without children, Macarthur Region: 6.3%
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, Macarthur Region: +136 Older lone persons, Macarthur Region: +1,256 Middle-aged lone persons, Macarthur Region: +30 Young lone persons, Macarthur Region: -189 Older couples without children, Macarthur Region: +1,905 Middle-aged couples without children, Macarthur Region: -498 Young couples without children, Macarthur Region: +1,194
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 the Macarthur Region in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar 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 smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 3,834.

The largest changes in households without children in the Macarthur Region, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+1,905 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+1,256 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+1,194 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-498 persons)
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