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Essendon West

Households without children

In Essendon West, older couples without children account for 11% 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 Essendon West, 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, Essendon West'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
Essendon West20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11823.123.314228.022.7-24
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children356.98.7346.77.8+1
Middle-aged couples without children
244.85.9367.16.2-12
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children5811.48.87214.28.7-14
Lone person households
13326.125.010621.125.5+27
Young lone persons
244.78.1183.58.9+6
Middle-aged lone persons
377.27.4357.07.1+1
Older lone persons
7314.29.55410.69.5+19
Group households
142.84.6101.94.1+5
Total households without children
26552.053.025851.052.3+7

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, Essendon West: 2.8% Older lone persons, Essendon West: 14.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Essendon West: 7.2% Young lone persons, Essendon West: 4.7% Older couples without children, Essendon West: 11.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Essendon West: 4.8% Young couples without children, Essendon West: 6.9%
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, Essendon West: +5 Older lone persons, Essendon West: +19 Middle-aged lone persons, Essendon West: +1 Young lone persons, Essendon West: +6 Older couples without children, Essendon West: -14 Middle-aged couples without children, Essendon West: -12 Young couples without children, Essendon West: +1
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 Essendon West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a smaller 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 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 7.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.