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Hills Region

Households without children

In Hills Region, older couples without children account for 15% 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 Hills Region, 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, Hills Region'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
Hills Region20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,65731.527.42,63132.027.0+26
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4265.06.04956.06.1-69
Middle-aged couples without children
99711.89.21,14013.99.8-143
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,23514.612.299712.111.1+238
Lone person households
1,64219.524.21,56719.024.9+75
Young lone persons
3123.75.43674.56.6-55
Middle-aged lone persons
5336.37.35236.47.2+10
Older lone persons
7979.411.56768.211.1+121
Group households
2002.43.31682.03.3+32
Total households without children
4,49953.354.94,36653.155.1+133

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, Hills Region: 2.4% Older lone persons, Hills Region: 9.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Hills Region: 6.3% Young lone persons, Hills Region: 3.7% Older couples without children, Hills Region: 14.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Hills Region: 11.8% Young couples without children, Hills Region: 5.0%
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, Hills Region: +32 Older lone persons, Hills Region: +121 Middle-aged lone persons, Hills Region: +10 Young lone persons, Hills Region: -55 Older couples without children, Hills Region: +238 Middle-aged couples without children, Hills Region: -143 Young couples without children, Hills Region: -69
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 Hills Region in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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 smaller proportion of young lone person households, a smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 133.

The largest changes in households without children in Hills Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+238 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-143 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+121 persons)
  • Young couples without children (-69 persons)