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North - East Region

Households without children

In North - East Region, older couples without children account for 11% 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 North - East 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, North - East 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
North - East Region20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,07225.227.41,99124.227.0+81
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4024.96.04555.56.1-53
Middle-aged couples without children
7839.59.27519.19.8+33
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children88610.812.27859.611.1+101
Lone person households
2,01724.624.22,11225.724.9-94
Young lone persons
4395.35.45306.56.6-91
Middle-aged lone persons
6067.47.36047.37.2+3
Older lone persons
97211.811.597811.911.1-6
Group households
2132.63.32433.03.3-30
Total households without children
4,30252.454.94,34652.955.1-44

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, North - East Region: 2.6% Older lone persons, North - East Region: 11.8% Middle-aged lone persons, North - East Region: 7.4% Young lone persons, North - East Region: 5.3% Older couples without children, North - East Region: 10.8% Middle-aged couples without children, North - East Region: 9.5% Young couples without children, North - East Region: 4.9%
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, North - East Region: -30 Older lone persons, North - East Region: -6 Middle-aged lone persons, North - East Region: +3 Young lone persons, North - East Region: -91 Older couples without children, North - East Region: +101 Middle-aged couples without children, North - East Region: +33 Young couples without children, North - East Region: -53
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 North - East Region 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 similar proportion of young lone person households, a similar 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 44.

The largest changes in households without children in North - East Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+101 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-91 persons)
  • Young couples without children (-53 persons)