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Wheelers Hill

Households without children

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In Wheelers Hill, older couples without children account for 19% 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 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 Hill - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,96628.623.61,90528.525.3+61
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1992.97.42103.17.3-11
Middle-aged couples without children
4656.85.16219.36.1-156
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,30218.911.11,07416.111.8+228
map this data in atlas.idLone person households1,07215.618.994814.219.3+124
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1392.05.01592.44.9-20
Middle-aged lone persons
2213.24.82473.75.2-26
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons71210.49.15428.19.1+170
map this data in atlas.idGroup households811.26.11251.95.4-44
Total households without children
3,11945.448.62,97844.649.9+141

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, Wheelers Hill: 1.2% Older lone persons, Wheelers Hill: 10.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Wheelers Hill: 3.2% Young lone persons, Wheelers Hill: 2.0% Older couples without children, Wheelers Hill: 18.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Wheelers Hill: 6.8% Young couples without children, Wheelers Hill: 2.9%
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, Wheelers Hill: -44 Older lone persons, Wheelers Hill: +170 Middle-aged lone persons, Wheelers Hill: -26 Young lone persons, Wheelers Hill: -20 Older couples without children, Wheelers Hill: +228 Middle-aged couples without children, Wheelers Hill: -156 Young couples without children, Wheelers Hill: -11
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 Wheelers Hill 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 smaller 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 increased by 141.

The largest changes in households without children in Wheelers Hill, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+228 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+170 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-156 persons)
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