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Households without children

In Hawthorn, older couples without children account for 9% 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 Hawthorn, 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, Hawthorn'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
Hawthorn20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children19122.527.418721.527.0+4
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children374.36.0263.06.1+11
Middle-aged couples without children
829.69.210011.59.8-18
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children738.512.2617.011.1+12
Lone person households
24228.524.226330.324.9-21
Young lone persons
657.65.4667.66.6-1
Middle-aged lone persons
799.37.3778.97.2+2
Older lone persons
9811.611.512013.811.1-22
Group households
222.63.3222.53.30
Total households without children
45553.654.947254.355.1-17

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 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% Group households, Hawthorn: 2.6% Older lone persons, Hawthorn: 11.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Hawthorn: 9.3% Young lone persons, Hawthorn: 7.6% Older couples without children, Hawthorn: 8.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Hawthorn: 9.6% Young couples without children, Hawthorn: 4.3%
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, Hawthorn: 0 Older lone persons, Hawthorn: -22 Middle-aged lone persons, Hawthorn: +2 Young lone persons, Hawthorn: -1 Older couples without children, Hawthorn: +12 Middle-aged couples without children, Hawthorn: -18 Young couples without children, Hawthorn: +11
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 Hawthorn in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children decreased by 17.

There were no major differences in Hawthorn between 2006 and 2011.