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District Council of Mount Barker

Households without children

In the District Council of Mount Barker, older couples without children account for 9% 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 the District Council of Mount Barker, 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, the District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,13128.025.52,59026.425.2+541
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children8017.26.97107.26.6+91
Middle-aged couples without children
1,35612.19.01,17212.09.4+184
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children9748.79.67087.29.1+266
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,36121.126.72,01620.626.7+345
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5665.17.55695.88.2-3
Middle-aged lone persons
9038.19.07798.08.4+124
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons8928.010.26686.810.1+224
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2652.43.82372.43.4+28
Total households without children
5,75751.556.04,84349.455.3+914

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 Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Group households, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.4% Older lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.1% Young lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.1% Older couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.7% Middle-aged couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 12.1% Young couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.2%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +28 Older lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: +224 Middle-aged lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: +124 Young lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: -3 Older couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: +266 Middle-aged couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: +184 Young couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: +91
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller 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 914.

The largest changes in households without children in the District Council of Mount Barker, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+266 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+224 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+184 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+124 persons)
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