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Doncaster East

Households without children

In Doncaster East, older couples without children account for 13% 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 Doncaster East, 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, Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,44925.627.02,32625.126.5+123
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children5165.45.05395.85.4-23
Middle-aged couples without children
6586.97.47818.48.7-123
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,27513.314.61,00610.812.4+269
Lone person households
1,62316.917.21,54216.616.5+81
Young lone persons
3773.93.83383.64.0+39
Middle-aged lone persons
4194.44.54665.04.6-46
Older lone persons
8278.68.97388.07.9+89
Group households
2152.22.01731.91.7+41
Total households without children
4,28744.846.14,04243.644.7+245

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 Manningham: 2.0% Older lone persons, City of Manningham: 8.9% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Manningham: 4.5% Young lone persons, City of Manningham: 3.8% Older couples without children, City of Manningham: 14.6% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Manningham: 7.4% Young couples without children, City of Manningham: 5.0% Group households, Doncaster East: 2.2% Older lone persons, Doncaster East: 8.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Doncaster East: 4.4% Young lone persons, Doncaster East: 3.9% Older couples without children, Doncaster East: 13.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Doncaster East: 6.9% Young couples without children, Doncaster East: 5.4%
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, Doncaster East: +41 Older lone persons, Doncaster East: +89 Middle-aged lone persons, Doncaster East: -46 Young lone persons, Doncaster East: +39 Older couples without children, Doncaster East: +269 Middle-aged couples without children, Doncaster East: -123 Young couples without children, Doncaster East: -23
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 Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a similar 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 similar 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 245.

The largest changes in households without children in Doncaster East, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+269 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-123 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+89 persons)