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Mount Waverley

Households without children

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In Mount Waverley, older couples without children account for 13% 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 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 Waverley - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,92624.223.63,12726.325.3-201
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6705.57.46605.57.3+10
Middle-aged couples without children
6795.65.17085.96.1-29
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,57713.011.11,75914.811.8-182
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,30619.118.92,41520.319.3-109
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4063.45.04603.94.9-54
Middle-aged lone persons
5764.84.86695.65.2-93
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,32410.99.11,28610.89.1+38
map this data in atlas.idGroup households4343.66.14273.65.4+7
Total households without children
5,66646.848.65,96950.149.9-303

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 Monash: 6.1% Older lone persons, City of Monash: 9.1% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Monash: 4.8% Young lone persons, City of Monash: 5.0% Older couples without children, City of Monash: 11.1% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Monash: 5.1% Young couples without children, City of Monash: 7.4% Group households, Mount Waverley: 3.6% Older lone persons, Mount Waverley: 10.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Mount Waverley: 4.8% Young lone persons, Mount Waverley: 3.4% Older couples without children, Mount Waverley: 13.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Mount Waverley: 5.6% Young couples without children, Mount Waverley: 5.5%
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, Mount Waverley: +7 Older lone persons, Mount Waverley: +38 Middle-aged lone persons, Mount Waverley: -93 Young lone persons, Mount Waverley: -54 Older couples without children, Mount Waverley: -182 Middle-aged couples without children, Mount Waverley: -29 Young couples without children, Mount Waverley: +10
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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 similar 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 303.

The largest changes in households without children in Mount Waverley, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (-182 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (-93 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-54 persons)
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