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Melrose Park

Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In Melrose Park, older couples without children account for 9% 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 Melrose Park, 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, Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children20122.026.621722.527.4-16
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children687.45.7737.66.0-5
Middle-aged couples without children
525.77.7616.39.2-9
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children818.913.3838.612.2-2
map this data in atlas.idLone person households30032.823.234035.224.2-40
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons475.14.6535.55.4-6
Middle-aged lone persons
788.56.9919.47.3-13
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons17519.111.719620.311.5-21
map this data in atlas.idGroup households404.43.3444.63.3-4
Total households without children
54159.253.160162.354.9-60

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, 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% Group households, Melrose Park: 4.4% Older lone persons, Melrose Park: 19.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Melrose Park: 8.5% Young lone persons, Melrose Park: 5.1% Older couples without children, Melrose Park: 8.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Melrose Park: 5.7% Young couples without children, Melrose Park: 7.4%
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, Melrose Park: -4 Older lone persons, Melrose Park: -21 Middle-aged lone persons, Melrose Park: -13 Young lone persons, Melrose Park: -6 Older couples without children, Melrose Park: -2 Middle-aged couples without children, Melrose Park: -9 Young couples without children, Melrose Park: -5
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 Melrose Park in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children decreased by 60.

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2011 and 2016.

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