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Households without children

In the City of Moreland, 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 City of Moreland, 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 Moreland'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 Moreland - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children13,62523.323.512,38822.522.9+1,237
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6,53311.28.55,2399.57.9+1,294
Middle-aged couples without children
2,5944.47.02,3484.37.4+246
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4,4987.78.04,8018.77.6-303
map this data in atlas.idLone person households15,09225.822.314,60326.622.5+489
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5,1108.77.35,2779.67.8-167
Middle-aged lone persons
4,4197.57.03,9357.26.8+484
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons5,5639.58.05,3919.87.9+172
map this data in atlas.idGroup households4,5567.84.53,6376.64.2+919
Total households without children
33,27356.850.330,62855.749.6+2,645

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 Moreland: 7.8% Older lone persons, City of Moreland: 9.5% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Moreland: 7.5% Young lone persons, City of Moreland: 8.7% Older couples without children, City of Moreland: 7.7% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Moreland: 4.4% Young couples without children, City of Moreland: 11.2%
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 Moreland: +919 Older lone persons, City of Moreland: +172 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Moreland: +484 Young lone persons, City of Moreland: -167 Older couples without children, City of Moreland: -303 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Moreland: +246 Young couples without children, City of Moreland: +1,294
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 Moreland in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar 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 2,645.

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

  • Young couples without children (+1,294 persons)
  • Group households (+919 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+484 persons)
  • Older couples without children (-303 persons)
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