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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Households without children

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In Mornington Peninsula Shire, older couples without children account for 16% 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 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 Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children17,50328.622.916,37129.023.5+1,132
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,4033.98.62,4284.38.5-25
Middle-aged couples without children
5,5399.16.05,89010.47.0-351
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children9,56115.68.38,05314.38.0+1,508
map this data in atlas.idLone person households15,55225.522.014,18825.122.3+1,364
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,2163.67.12,4014.27.3-185
Middle-aged lone persons
4,9328.16.84,6498.27.0+283
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons8,40413.88.17,13812.68.0+1,266
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,1801.94.71,2942.34.5-114
Total households without children
34,23556.049.731,85356.450.3+2,382

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -114 Older lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,266 Middle-aged lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +283 Young lone persons, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -185 Older couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,508 Middle-aged couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -351 Young couples without children, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -25
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 2,382.

The largest changes in households without children in Mornington Peninsula Shire, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+1,508 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+1,266 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-351 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+283 persons)
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