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Households without children

In the City of Monash, older couples without children account for 12% 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 the City of Monash, 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, the City of Monash'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
City of Monash20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children15,47925.323.515,16725.622.9+312
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4,4527.38.54,1747.17.9+278
Middle-aged couples without children
3,7656.17.04,4087.57.4-643
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children7,26211.88.06,58511.17.6+677
Lone person households
11,80619.322.311,27219.122.5+534
Young lone persons
3,0244.97.33,0125.17.8+12
Middle-aged lone persons
3,2185.27.03,0695.26.8+149
Older lone persons
5,5649.18.05,1918.87.9+373
Group households
3,2955.44.52,9465.04.2+349
Total households without children
30,58049.950.329,38549.749.6+1,195

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Group households, City of Monash: 5.4% Older lone persons, City of Monash: 9.1% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Monash: 5.2% Young lone persons, City of Monash: 4.9% Older couples without children, City of Monash: 11.8% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Monash: 6.1% Young couples without children, City of Monash: 7.3%
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, City of Monash: +349 Older lone persons, City of Monash: +373 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Monash: +149 Young lone persons, City of Monash: +12 Older couples without children, City of Monash: +677 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Monash: -643 Young couples without children, City of Monash: +278
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 the City of Monash in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 1,195.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Monash, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+677 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-643 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+373 persons)
  • Group households (+349 persons)