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District Council of Mount Barker

Households without children

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In the District Council of Mount Barker, older couples without children account for 11% 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 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)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,48227.624.83,13128.025.5+351
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children8326.66.68017.26.9+31
Middle-aged couples without children
1,28310.27.71,35612.19.0-73
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,36710.810.49748.79.6+393
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,66721.126.22,36121.126.7+306
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5824.66.45665.17.5+16
Middle-aged lone persons
1,0017.98.99038.19.0+98
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,0848.610.88928.010.2+192
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2572.03.82652.43.8-8
Total households without children
6,40650.854.75,75751.556.0+649

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 Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% Group households, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.0% Older lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.6% Middle-aged lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.9% Young lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.6% Older couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.8% Middle-aged couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.2% Young couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.6%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: -8 Older lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: +192 Middle-aged lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: +98 Young lone persons, District Council of Mount Barker: +16 Older couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: +393 Middle-aged couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: -73 Young couples without children, District Council of Mount Barker: +31
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 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 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 649.

The largest changes in households without children in the District Council of Mount Barker, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+393 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+192 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+98 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-73 persons)
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