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Households without children

In Caroline Springs, older couples without children account for 3% 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 Caroline Springs, 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, Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,35520.621.289422.021.5+462
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children78211.98.963915.79.6+143
Middle-aged couples without children
3946.07.72195.48.3+175
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1792.74.7360.93.6+144
Lone person households
79812.115.753513.214.9+263
Young lone persons
4807.36.54009.96.7+80
Middle-aged lone persons
2353.65.41082.75.0+127
Older lone persons
831.33.7270.73.3+56
Group households
1041.62.1671.61.9+37
Total households without children
2,25734.339.01,49536.838.4+762

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 Melton: 2.1% Older lone persons, City of Melton: 3.7% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Melton: 5.4% Young lone persons, City of Melton: 6.5% Older couples without children, City of Melton: 4.7% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Melton: 7.7% Young couples without children, City of Melton: 8.9% Group households, Caroline Springs: 1.6% Older lone persons, Caroline Springs: 1.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Caroline Springs: 3.6% Young lone persons, Caroline Springs: 7.3% Older couples without children, Caroline Springs: 2.7% Middle-aged couples without children, Caroline Springs: 6.0% Young couples without children, Caroline Springs: 11.9%
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, Caroline Springs: +37 Older lone persons, Caroline Springs: +56 Middle-aged lone persons, Caroline Springs: +127 Young lone persons, Caroline Springs: +80 Older couples without children, Caroline Springs: +144 Middle-aged couples without children, Caroline Springs: +175 Young couples without children, Caroline Springs: +143
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 Caroline Springs in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a larger 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 larger 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 762.

The largest changes in households without children in Caroline Springs, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged couples without children (+175 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+144 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+143 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+127 persons)