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Dromana - Safety Beach

Households without children

In Dromana - Safety Beach, older couples without children account for 18% 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 Dromana - Safety Beach, 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, Dromana - Safety Beach'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
Dromana - Safety Beach20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,21032.729.01,13534.529.1+75
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1514.14.31434.44.7+8
Middle-aged couples without children
38610.410.440712.411.4-21
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children67318.214.358517.813.0+88
Lone person households
1,03528.025.186726.324.5+167
Young lone persons
2125.74.21835.64.9+29
Middle-aged lone persons
3248.88.22878.77.8+36
Older lone persons
49913.512.639712.011.8+102
Group households
1012.72.3862.62.2+15
Total households without children
2,34663.556.42,08963.455.7+257

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.3% Older lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.6% Middle-aged lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.2% Young lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.2% Older couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.4% Young couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.3% Group households, Dromana - Safety Beach: 2.7% Older lone persons, Dromana - Safety Beach: 13.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Dromana - Safety Beach: 8.8% Young lone persons, Dromana - Safety Beach: 5.7% Older couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: 18.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: 10.4% Young couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: 4.1%
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, Dromana - Safety Beach: +15 Older lone persons, Dromana - Safety Beach: +102 Middle-aged lone persons, Dromana - Safety Beach: +36 Young lone persons, Dromana - Safety Beach: +29 Older couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: +88 Middle-aged couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: -21 Young couples without children, Dromana - Safety Beach: +8
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 Dromana - Safety Beach in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger 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 257.

The largest changes in households without children in Dromana - Safety Beach, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older lone persons (+102 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+88 persons)