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Households without children

In Melton South, older couples without children account for 6% 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 Melton South, 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, Melton South'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
Melton South20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children71620.821.261218.921.5+104
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1644.88.91635.09.6+1
Middle-aged couples without children
36110.57.73229.98.3+39
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1915.64.71283.93.6+63
Lone person households
86925.315.774322.914.9+126
Young lone persons
2988.76.52557.96.7+43
Middle-aged lone persons
36610.75.43119.65.0+55
Older lone persons
2056.03.71775.53.3+28
Group households
1173.42.1892.81.9+28
Total households without children
1,70249.539.01,44544.638.4+257

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, Melton South: 3.4% Older lone persons, Melton South: 6.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Melton South: 10.7% Young lone persons, Melton South: 8.7% Older couples without children, Melton South: 5.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Melton South: 10.5% Young couples without children, Melton South: 4.8%
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, Melton South: +28 Older lone persons, Melton South: +28 Middle-aged lone persons, Melton South: +55 Young lone persons, Melton South: +43 Older couples without children, Melton South: +63 Middle-aged couples without children, Melton South: +39 Young couples without children, Melton South: +1
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 Melton South 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 larger 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 257.

The largest changes in households without children in Melton South, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+63 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+55 persons)