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Melton Township

Households without children

In Melton Township, 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 Township, 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 Township'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 Township20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,78222.721.22,76021.721.5+1,022
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,2137.38.98316.59.6+382
Middle-aged couples without children
1,6069.77.71,34210.58.3+264
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children9635.84.75874.63.6+376
Lone person households
3,33820.115.72,28317.914.9+1,055
Young lone persons
1,2387.46.58506.76.7+389
Middle-aged lone persons
1,2087.35.48356.65.0+372
Older lone persons
8935.43.75984.73.3+294
Group households
4672.82.12852.21.9+182
Total households without children
7,58845.639.05,32941.938.4+2,259

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 Township: 2.8% Older lone persons, Melton Township: 5.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Melton Township: 7.3% Young lone persons, Melton Township: 7.4% Older couples without children, Melton Township: 5.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Melton Township: 9.7% Young couples without children, Melton Township: 7.3%
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 Township: +182 Older lone persons, Melton Township: +294 Middle-aged lone persons, Melton Township: +372 Young lone persons, Melton Township: +389 Older couples without children, Melton Township: +376 Middle-aged couples without children, Melton Township: +264 Young couples without children, Melton Township: +382
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 Township 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 2,259.

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

  • Young lone persons (+389 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+382 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+376 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+372 persons)