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Households without children

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In the City of Maroondah, older couples without children account for 9% 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 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)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children9,85423.822.99,50724.223.5+347
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3,1897.78.63,1007.98.5+89
Middle-aged couples without children
2,7626.76.02,8737.37.0-111
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3,9039.48.33,5349.08.0+369
map this data in atlas.idLone person households9,64323.322.09,48924.222.3+154
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,2765.57.12,4456.27.3-169
Middle-aged lone persons
3,2027.76.83,1468.07.0+56
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons4,16510.18.13,8989.98.0+267
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,1412.84.71,0872.84.5+54
Total households without children
20,63849.949.720,08351.250.3+555

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 Melbourne: 4.7% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Group households, City of Maroondah: 2.8% Older lone persons, City of Maroondah: 10.1% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Maroondah: 7.7% Young lone persons, City of Maroondah: 5.5% Older couples without children, City of Maroondah: 9.4% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Maroondah: 6.7% Young couples without children, City of Maroondah: 7.7%
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, City of Maroondah: +54 Older lone persons, City of Maroondah: +267 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Maroondah: +56 Young lone persons, City of Maroondah: -169 Older couples without children, City of Maroondah: +369 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Maroondah: -111 Young couples without children, City of Maroondah: +89
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 City of Maroondah in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 555.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Maroondah, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+369 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+267 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-169 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-111 persons)
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