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Diggers Rest

Households without children

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In Diggers Rest, older couples without children account for 6% 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 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 Rest - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children21223.119.814719.921.2+65
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children849.27.3435.88.9+41
Middle-aged couples without children
748.16.5679.17.7+7
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children545.95.9375.04.7+17
map this data in atlas.idLone person households20422.215.319125.815.7+13
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons657.15.3598.06.5+6
Middle-aged lone persons
9810.75.510013.55.4-2
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons414.54.5324.33.7+9
map this data in atlas.idGroup households252.72.2172.32.1+8
Total households without children
44148.137.235548.039.0+86

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, City of Melton: 2.2% Older lone persons, City of Melton: 4.5% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Melton: 5.5% Young lone persons, City of Melton: 5.3% Older couples without children, City of Melton: 5.9% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Melton: 6.5% Young couples without children, City of Melton: 7.3% Group households, Diggers Rest: 2.7% Older lone persons, Diggers Rest: 4.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Diggers Rest: 10.7% Young lone persons, Diggers Rest: 7.1% Older couples without children, Diggers Rest: 5.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Diggers Rest: 8.1% Young couples without children, Diggers Rest: 9.2%
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, Diggers Rest: +8 Older lone persons, Diggers Rest: +9 Middle-aged lone persons, Diggers Rest: -2 Young lone persons, Diggers Rest: +6 Older couples without children, Diggers Rest: +17 Middle-aged couples without children, Diggers Rest: +7 Young couples without children, Diggers Rest: +41
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 Diggers Rest in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a larger 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 86.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2011 and 2016.

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