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Perth Metropolitan Area

Households without children

In the Perth Metropolitan Area, older couples without children account for 8% 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 Perth Metropolitan Area, 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 Perth Metropolitan Area'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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Couples without children169,11825.625.7147,14925.125.1+21,968
Young couples without children54,4408.38.343,8847.57.5+10,555
Middle-aged couples without children59,3999.09.056,1119.69.6+3,287
Older couples without children55,2798.48.447,1538.08.0+8,126
Lone person households148,17122.522.4138,23223.623.6+9,939
Young lone persons45,6586.96.945,7267.87.8-68
Middle-aged lone persons49,4047.57.545,0547.77.7+4,350
Older lone persons53,1098.18.047,4518.18.1+5,658
Group households26,6274.04.020,9413.63.6+5,685
Total households without children343,91652.152.1306,32352.252.2+37,592

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 Perth: 4.0% Older lone persons, Greater Perth: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Perth: 7.5% Young lone persons, Greater Perth: 6.9% Older couples without children, Greater Perth: 8.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Perth: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Perth: 8.3% Group households, Perth Metropolitan Area: 4.0% Older lone persons, Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Perth Metropolitan Area: 7.5% Young lone persons, Perth Metropolitan Area: 6.9% Older couples without children, Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Perth Metropolitan Area: 9.0% Young couples without children, Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.3%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: +5,685 Older lone persons, Perth Metropolitan Area: +5,658 Middle-aged lone persons, Perth Metropolitan Area: +4,350 Young lone persons, Perth Metropolitan Area: -68 Older couples without children, Perth Metropolitan Area: +8,126 Middle-aged couples without children, Perth Metropolitan Area: +3,287 Young couples without children, Perth Metropolitan Area: +10,555
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 Perth Metropolitan Area in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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 similar proportion of young lone person households, a similar proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 37,593.

The largest changes in households without children in the Perth Metropolitan Area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young couples without children (+10,555 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+8,126 persons)
  • Group households (+5,685 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+5,658 persons)
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