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Households without children

In Diggers Rest, older couples without children account for 5% 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 Diggers Rest, 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, Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children14719.921.213818.621.5+9
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children435.88.9476.49.6-4
Middle-aged couples without children
679.17.7618.38.3+6
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children375.04.7294.03.6+8
Lone person households
19125.815.714319.314.9+48
Young lone persons
598.06.5486.56.7+11
Middle-aged lone persons
10013.55.47510.15.0+25
Older lone persons
324.33.7202.73.3+12
Group households
172.32.1263.51.9-9
Total households without children
35548.039.030641.438.4+49

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, Diggers Rest: 2.3% Older lone persons, Diggers Rest: 4.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Diggers Rest: 13.5% Young lone persons, Diggers Rest: 8.0% Older couples without children, Diggers Rest: 5.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Diggers Rest: 9.1% Young couples without children, Diggers Rest: 5.8%
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, Diggers Rest: -9 Older lone persons, Diggers Rest: +12 Middle-aged lone persons, Diggers Rest: +25 Young lone persons, Diggers Rest: +11 Older couples without children, Diggers Rest: +8 Middle-aged couples without children, Diggers Rest: +6 Young couples without children, Diggers Rest: -4
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 Diggers Rest in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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 larger 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 49.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2006 and 2011.