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Moonee Ponds

Households without children

In Moonee Ponds, older couples without children account for 6% 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 Moonee Ponds, 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, Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,21522.023.31,17222.122.7+43
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children57210.38.755710.57.8+15
Middle-aged couples without children
3275.95.92975.66.2+30
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children3165.78.83196.08.7-3
Lone person households
1,56128.225.01,51828.625.5+43
Young lone persons
4888.88.15289.98.9-40
Middle-aged lone persons
4628.47.44488.47.1+14
Older lone persons
61111.19.554210.29.5+69
Group households
3656.64.63145.94.1+51
Total households without children
3,14156.853.03,00556.552.3+136

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, Moonee Ponds: 6.6% Older lone persons, Moonee Ponds: 11.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Moonee Ponds: 8.4% Young lone persons, Moonee Ponds: 8.8% Older couples without children, Moonee Ponds: 5.7% Middle-aged couples without children, Moonee Ponds: 5.9% Young couples without children, Moonee Ponds: 10.3%
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, Moonee Ponds: +51 Older lone persons, Moonee Ponds: +69 Middle-aged lone persons, Moonee Ponds: +14 Young lone persons, Moonee Ponds: -40 Older couples without children, Moonee Ponds: -3 Middle-aged couples without children, Moonee Ponds: +30 Young couples without children, Moonee Ponds: +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 Moonee Ponds in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger proportion of young lone person households, a larger 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 136.

The largest changes in households without children in Moonee Ponds, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older lone persons (+69 persons)
  • Group households (+51 persons)