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Households without children

In Mount Martha, 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 Mount Martha, 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, Mount Martha'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
Mount Martha20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,76229.129.01,62731.129.1+135
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2604.34.32965.74.7-36
Middle-aged couples without children
64210.610.467612.911.4-34
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children86014.214.365412.513.0+206
Lone person households
1,14118.925.194818.124.5+193
Young lone persons
1632.74.21973.84.9-34
Middle-aged lone persons
3916.58.23196.17.8+72
Older lone persons
5879.712.64338.311.8+154
Group households
981.62.3841.62.2+14
Total households without children
3,00149.656.42,65850.955.7+343

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, Mount Martha: 1.6% Older lone persons, Mount Martha: 9.7% Middle-aged lone persons, Mount Martha: 6.5% Young lone persons, Mount Martha: 2.7% Older couples without children, Mount Martha: 14.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Mount Martha: 10.6% Young couples without children, Mount Martha: 4.3%
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, Mount Martha: +14 Older lone persons, Mount Martha: +154 Middle-aged lone persons, Mount Martha: +72 Young lone persons, Mount Martha: -34 Older couples without children, Mount Martha: +206 Middle-aged couples without children, Mount Martha: -34 Young couples without children, Mount Martha: -36
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 Mount Martha 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 similar 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 343.

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

  • Older couples without children (+206 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+154 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+72 persons)