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Households without children

In the City of Mitcham, older couples without children account for 12% 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 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 Mitcham20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,66827.425.56,50327.025.2+165
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,4616.06.91,4696.16.6-8
Middle-aged couples without children
2,2369.29.02,3679.89.4-131
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,97112.29.62,66711.19.1+304
Lone person households
5,88124.226.76,00924.926.7-128
Young lone persons
1,3065.47.51,5956.68.2-289
Middle-aged lone persons
1,7807.39.01,7347.28.4+46
Older lone persons
2,79511.510.22,68011.110.1+115
Group households
8043.33.87843.33.4+20
Total households without children
13,35354.956.013,29655.155.3+57

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, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Group households, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Older lone persons, City of Mitcham: 11.5% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Mitcham: 7.3% Young lone persons, City of Mitcham: 5.4% Older couples without children, City of Mitcham: 12.2% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Mitcham: 9.2% Young couples without children, City of Mitcham: 6.0%
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, City of Mitcham: +20 Older lone persons, City of Mitcham: +115 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Mitcham: +46 Young lone persons, City of Mitcham: -289 Older couples without children, City of Mitcham: +304 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Mitcham: -131 Young couples without children, City of Mitcham: -8
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 the City of Mitcham in 2011 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 57.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Mitcham, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+304 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-289 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-131 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+115 persons)