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West Region

Households without children

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

In West Region, older couples without children account for 10% 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 West 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, West 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
West Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,83023.926.61,88624.527.4-56
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children5867.65.75677.46.0+19
Middle-aged couples without children
4455.87.74555.99.2-10
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children79910.413.386411.212.2-65
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,07527.123.22,22929.024.2-154
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4666.14.65657.35.4-99
Middle-aged lone persons
6037.96.96358.37.3-32
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,00613.111.71,02913.411.5-23
map this data in atlas.idGroup households4345.73.33815.03.3+53
Total households without children
4,33956.653.14,49658.554.9-157

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, West Region: 5.7% Older lone persons, West Region: 13.1% Middle-aged lone persons, West Region: 7.9% Young lone persons, West Region: 6.1% Older couples without children, West Region: 10.4% Middle-aged couples without children, West Region: 5.8% Young couples without children, West Region: 7.6%
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, West Region: +53 Older lone persons, West Region: -23 Middle-aged lone persons, West Region: -32 Young lone persons, West Region: -99 Older couples without children, West Region: -65 Middle-aged couples without children, West Region: -10 Young couples without children, West Region: +19
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 West Region 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 157.

The largest changes in households without children in West Region, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young lone persons (-99 persons)
  • Older couples without children (-65 persons)
  • Group households (+53 persons)
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