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Households without children

In the City of Maroondah, older couples without children account for 9% 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 City of Maroondah, 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 City of Maroondah'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
City of Maroondah - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children9,50724.223.59,01724.022.9+490
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3,1007.98.52,8217.57.9+279
Middle-aged couples without children
2,8737.37.03,0988.27.4-225
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3,5349.08.03,0988.27.6+436
map this data in atlas.idLone person households9,48924.222.39,00024.022.5+489
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,4456.27.32,6277.07.8-182
Middle-aged lone persons
3,1468.07.02,8507.66.8+296
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons3,8989.98.03,5239.47.9+375
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,0872.84.51,0592.84.2+28
Total households without children
20,08351.250.319,07650.849.6+1,007

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Group households, City of Maroondah: 2.8% Older lone persons, City of Maroondah: 9.9% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Maroondah: 8.0% Young lone persons, City of Maroondah: 6.2% Older couples without children, City of Maroondah: 9.0% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Maroondah: 7.3% Young couples without children, City of Maroondah: 7.9%
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, City of Maroondah: +28 Older lone persons, City of Maroondah: +375 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Maroondah: +296 Young lone persons, City of Maroondah: -182 Older couples without children, City of Maroondah: +436 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Maroondah: -225 Young couples without children, City of Maroondah: +279
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 City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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 larger 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 1,007.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Maroondah, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+436 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+375 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+296 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+279 persons)
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