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Shire of Moora

Households without children

In the Shire of Moora, older couples without children account for 8% 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 Shire of Moora, 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 Shire of Moora'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
Shire of Moora - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Couples without children27929.926.529031.026.2-11
Young couples without children566.06.2747.96.4-18
Middle-aged couples without children14615.712.315416.512.7-8
Older couples without children778.37.9626.67.1+15
Lone person households21823.421.322023.520.8-2
Young lone persons525.66.1818.76.7-29
Middle-aged lone persons879.38.2737.87.5+14
Older lone persons798.57.0667.16.6+13
Group households283.02.6202.12.5+8
Total households without children52556.350.453056.749.5-5

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, Regional WA: 2.6% Older lone persons, Regional WA: 7.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional WA: 8.2% Young lone persons, Regional WA: 6.1% Older couples without children, Regional WA: 7.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional WA: 12.3% Young couples without children, Regional WA: 6.2% Group households, Shire of Moora: 3.0% Older lone persons, Shire of Moora: 8.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Moora: 9.3% Young lone persons, Shire of Moora: 5.6% Older couples without children, Shire of Moora: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Moora: 15.7% Young couples without children, Shire of Moora: 6.0%
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, Shire of Moora: +8 Older lone persons, Shire of Moora: +13 Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Moora: +14 Young lone persons, Shire of Moora: -29 Older couples without children, Shire of Moora: +15 Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Moora: -8 Young couples without children, Shire of Moora: -18
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 Shire of Moora in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller 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 decreased by 5.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Moora between 2006 and 2011.

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