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Mount Waverley

Households without children

In Mount Waverley, 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 Mount Waverley, 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, Mount Waverley'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
Mount Waverley20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,12726.325.33,30628.525.6-179
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6605.57.36976.07.1-37
Middle-aged couples without children
7085.96.18307.17.5-122
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,75914.811.81,77915.311.1-20
Lone person households
2,41520.319.32,31519.919.1+100
Young lone persons
4603.94.95004.35.1-40
Middle-aged lone persons
6695.65.26205.35.2+49
Older lone persons
1,28610.89.11,19510.38.8+91
Group households
4273.65.43342.95.0+93
Total households without children
5,96950.149.95,95551.249.7+14

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 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% Group households, Mount Waverley: 3.6% Older lone persons, Mount Waverley: 10.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Mount Waverley: 5.6% Young lone persons, Mount Waverley: 3.9% Older couples without children, Mount Waverley: 14.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Mount Waverley: 5.9% Young couples without children, Mount Waverley: 5.5%
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, Mount Waverley: +93 Older lone persons, Mount Waverley: +91 Middle-aged lone persons, Mount Waverley: +49 Young lone persons, Mount Waverley: -40 Older couples without children, Mount Waverley: -20 Middle-aged couples without children, Mount Waverley: -122 Young couples without children, Mount Waverley: -37
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 similar 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 14.

The largest changes in households without children in Mount Waverley, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged couples without children (-122 persons)
  • Group households (+93 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+91 persons)