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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Households without children

In Mornington Peninsula Shire, 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 Peninsula Shire, 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 Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children16,37129.023.515,36929.122.9+1,002
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,4284.38.52,4884.77.9-60
Middle-aged couples without children
5,89010.47.06,01011.47.4-120
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children8,05314.38.06,87113.07.6+1,182
Lone person households
14,18825.122.312,92324.522.5+1,265
Young lone persons
2,4014.27.32,5824.97.8-181
Middle-aged lone persons
4,6498.27.04,1017.86.8+548
Older lone persons
7,13812.68.06,24011.87.9+898
Group households
1,2942.34.51,1362.24.2+158
Total households without children
31,85356.450.329,42855.749.6+2,425

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, 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%
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 Peninsula Shire: +158 Older lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +898 Middle-aged lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +548 Young lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -181 Older couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,182 Middle-aged couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -120 Young couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -60
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 Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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 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 2,425.

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

  • Older couples without children (+1,182 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+898 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+548 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-181 persons)