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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Households without children

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In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, older couples without children account for 17% of total households in 2016.

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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, 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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children59432.628.649830.129.0+95
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children502.83.9342.14.3+16
Middle-aged couples without children
23412.89.120512.410.4+29
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children30917.015.625815.614.3+50
map this data in atlas.idLone person households39321.625.538623.325.1+7
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons502.83.6593.64.2-8
Middle-aged lone persons
1327.38.11418.58.2-9
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons21011.613.818511.212.6+25
map this data in atlas.idGroup households201.11.9231.42.3-3
Total households without children
1,00855.356.090954.856.4+100

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.9% Older lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.1% Young lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Older couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 15.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.1% Young couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.9% Group households, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.1% Older lone persons, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 11.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.3% Young lone persons, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.8% Older couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 17.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 12.8% Young couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016 Group households, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -3 Older lone persons, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +25 Middle-aged lone persons, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -9 Young lone persons, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -8 Older couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +50 Middle-aged couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +29 Young couples without children, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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 smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 99.

The largest change in households without children in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Older couples without children (+50 persons)
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