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Households without children

In the City of Moonee Valley, older couples without children account for 9% 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 Moonee Valley, 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 Moonee Valley'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 Moonee Valley20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children9,89423.323.59,20922.722.9+685
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3,6808.78.53,1557.87.9+525
Middle-aged couples without children
2,4995.97.02,5266.27.4-27
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3,7158.88.03,5278.77.6+188
Lone person households
10,61525.022.310,36325.522.5+252
Young lone persons
3,4398.17.33,6138.97.8-174
Middle-aged lone persons
3,1387.47.02,8977.16.8+241
Older lone persons
4,0389.58.03,8529.57.9+186
Group households
1,9644.64.51,6764.14.2+288
Total households without children
22,47353.050.321,24752.349.6+1,226

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 Moonee Valley: 4.6% Older lone persons, City of Moonee Valley: 9.5% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Moonee Valley: 7.4% Young lone persons, City of Moonee Valley: 8.1% Older couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: 8.8% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: 5.9% Young couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: 8.7%
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 Moonee Valley: +288 Older lone persons, City of Moonee Valley: +186 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Moonee Valley: +241 Young lone persons, City of Moonee Valley: -174 Older couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: +188 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: -27 Young couples without children, City of Moonee Valley: +525
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 Moonee Valley in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar 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 larger 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 1,226.

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

  • Young couples without children (+525 persons)
  • Group households (+288 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+241 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+188 persons)