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Avondale Heights

Households without children

In Avondale Heights, older couples without children account for 17% 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 Avondale Heights, 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, Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,18228.923.31,13928.322.7+43
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2265.58.72115.27.8+15
Middle-aged couples without children
2696.65.93398.46.2-70
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children68716.88.858914.68.7+98
Lone person households
78819.225.072618.125.5+62
Young lone persons
1874.68.12075.18.9-20
Middle-aged lone persons
1954.87.41804.57.1+15
Older lone persons
4069.99.53398.49.5+67
Group households
912.24.6922.34.1-1
Total households without children
2,06150.353.01,95748.752.3+104

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 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% Group households, Avondale Heights: 2.2% Older lone persons, Avondale Heights: 9.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Avondale Heights: 4.8% Young lone persons, Avondale Heights: 4.6% Older couples without children, Avondale Heights: 16.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Avondale Heights: 6.6% Young couples without children, Avondale Heights: 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, Avondale Heights: -1 Older lone persons, Avondale Heights: +67 Middle-aged lone persons, Avondale Heights: +15 Young lone persons, Avondale Heights: -20 Older couples without children, Avondale Heights: +98 Middle-aged couples without children, Avondale Heights: -70 Young couples without children, Avondale Heights: +15
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 Avondale Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 104.

The largest changes in households without children in Avondale Heights, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+98 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-70 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+67 persons)