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Households without children

In Melton West, 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 Melton West, 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 West'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 West20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,10022.521.278423.121.5+316
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4088.48.92878.49.6+121
Middle-aged couples without children
4479.27.735710.58.3+91
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2455.04.71414.13.6+104
Lone person households
77115.815.743012.614.9+342
Young lone persons
3617.46.51895.66.7+172
Middle-aged lone persons
2565.35.41574.65.0+99
Older lone persons
1543.23.7842.53.3+70
Group households
1352.82.1551.61.9+81
Total households without children
2,00741.139.01,26837.338.4+738

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 West: 2.8% Older lone persons, Melton West: 3.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Melton West: 5.3% Young lone persons, Melton West: 7.4% Older couples without children, Melton West: 5.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Melton West: 9.2% Young couples without children, Melton West: 8.4%
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 West: +81 Older lone persons, Melton West: +70 Middle-aged lone persons, Melton West: +99 Young lone persons, Melton West: +172 Older couples without children, Melton West: +104 Middle-aged couples without children, Melton West: +91 Young couples without children, Melton West: +121
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 West 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 similar 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 739.

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

  • Young lone persons (+172 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+121 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+104 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+99 persons)