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Households without children

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In Harkness, older couples without children account for 4% 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 Harkness, 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, Harkness'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
Harkness - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children59920.619.843523.421.2+164
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children29610.27.324413.18.9+52
Middle-aged couples without children
1756.06.51256.87.7+49
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1274.45.9643.54.7+62
map this data in atlas.idLone person households42814.715.325813.915.7+170
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2167.45.31628.76.5+54
Middle-aged lone persons
1404.85.5683.75.4+72
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons722.54.5271.53.7+45
map this data in atlas.idGroup households993.42.2573.12.1+42
Total households without children
1,12738.737.275140.339.0+376

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, Harkness: 3.4% Older lone persons, Harkness: 2.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Harkness: 4.8% Young lone persons, Harkness: 7.4% Older couples without children, Harkness: 4.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Harkness: 6.0% Young couples without children, Harkness: 10.2%
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, Harkness: +42 Older lone persons, Harkness: +45 Middle-aged lone persons, Harkness: +72 Young lone persons, Harkness: +54 Older couples without children, Harkness: +62 Middle-aged couples without children, Harkness: +49 Young couples without children, Harkness: +52
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 Harkness in 2016 compared to 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 376.

The largest changes in households without children in Harkness, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+72 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+62 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+54 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+52 persons)
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