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Wheelers Hill

Households without children

In Wheelers Hill, older couples without children account for 16% 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 Wheelers Hill, 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, Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,90528.525.31,84327.425.6+62
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2103.17.32553.87.1-45
Middle-aged couples without children
6219.36.179311.87.5-172
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,07416.111.879511.811.1+279
Lone person households
94814.219.384112.519.1+107
Young lone persons
1592.44.91732.65.1-14
Middle-aged lone persons
2473.75.22433.65.2+4
Older lone persons
5428.19.14256.38.8+117
Group households
1251.95.4891.35.0+36
Total households without children
2,97844.649.92,77341.249.7+205

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, Wheelers Hill: 1.9% Older lone persons, Wheelers Hill: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Wheelers Hill: 3.7% Young lone persons, Wheelers Hill: 2.4% Older couples without children, Wheelers Hill: 16.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Wheelers Hill: 9.3% Young couples without children, Wheelers Hill: 3.1%
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, Wheelers Hill: +36 Older lone persons, Wheelers Hill: +117 Middle-aged lone persons, Wheelers Hill: +4 Young lone persons, Wheelers Hill: -14 Older couples without children, Wheelers Hill: +279 Middle-aged couples without children, Wheelers Hill: -172 Young couples without children, Wheelers Hill: -45
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 Wheelers Hill in 2011 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 smaller proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 205.

The largest changes in households without children in Wheelers Hill, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+279 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-172 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+117 persons)