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Mornington

Households without children

In Mornington, older couples without children account for 14% 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 Mornington, 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, Mornington'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
Mornington20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,50727.129.02,35027.129.1+157
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4374.74.34825.64.7-45
Middle-aged couples without children
8078.710.48209.511.4-13
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,26313.614.31,04912.113.0+214
Lone person households
2,68629.025.12,54529.424.5+141
Young lone persons
4895.34.25176.04.9-28
Middle-aged lone persons
8839.58.28189.47.8+65
Older lone persons
1,31414.212.61,20914.011.8+105
Group households
2682.92.32502.92.2+18
Total households without children
5,46158.956.45,14559.455.7+316

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, Mornington: 2.9% Older lone persons, Mornington: 14.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Mornington: 9.5% Young lone persons, Mornington: 5.3% Older couples without children, Mornington: 13.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Mornington: 8.7% Young couples without children, Mornington: 4.7%
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, Mornington: +18 Older lone persons, Mornington: +105 Middle-aged lone persons, Mornington: +65 Young lone persons, Mornington: -28 Older couples without children, Mornington: +214 Middle-aged couples without children, Mornington: -13 Young couples without children, Mornington: -45
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 Mornington in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 316.

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

  • Older couples without children (+214 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+105 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+65 persons)