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Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the City of Mitcham, older couples without children account for 13% 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 the City of Mitcham, 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, the City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,55226.624.86,66827.425.5-116
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,3965.76.61,4616.06.9-65
Middle-aged couples without children
1,8887.77.72,2369.29.0-348
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3,26813.310.42,97112.29.6+297
map this data in atlas.idLone person households5,70423.226.25,88124.226.7-177
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,1314.66.41,3065.47.5-175
Middle-aged lone persons
1,6966.98.91,7807.39.0-84
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2,87711.710.82,79511.510.2+82
map this data in atlas.idGroup households8063.33.88043.33.8+2
Total households without children
13,06253.154.713,35354.956.0-291

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, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% Group households, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Older lone persons, City of Mitcham: 11.7% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Mitcham: 6.9% Young lone persons, City of Mitcham: 4.6% Older couples without children, City of Mitcham: 13.3% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Mitcham: 7.7% Young couples without children, City of Mitcham: 5.7%
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, City of Mitcham: +2 Older lone persons, City of Mitcham: +82 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Mitcham: -84 Young lone persons, City of Mitcham: -175 Older couples without children, City of Mitcham: +297 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Mitcham: -348 Young couples without children, City of Mitcham: -65
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 the City of Mitcham in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children decreased by 291.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Mitcham, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Middle-aged couples without children (-348 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+297 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-175 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (-84 persons)
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