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Shire of Murray

Households without children

In Shire of Murray, older couples without children account for 15% 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 Shire of Murray, 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, Shire of Murray'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
Shire of Murray - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Couples without children1,84033.525.71,60334.725.1+237
Young couples without children2194.08.31954.27.5+24
Middle-aged couples without children77714.29.076316.59.6+14
Older couples without children84415.48.464514.08.0+199
Lone person households1,19121.722.496020.823.6+231
Young lone persons2194.06.92104.57.8+9
Middle-aged lone persons4588.37.53627.87.7+96
Older lone persons5149.48.03888.48.1+126
Group households1041.94.0851.83.6+19
Total households without children3,13557.152.12,64857.452.2+487

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, Shire of Murray: 1.9% Older lone persons, Shire of Murray: 9.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Murray: 8.3% Young lone persons, Shire of Murray: 4.0% Older couples without children, Shire of Murray: 15.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Murray: 14.2% Young couples without children, Shire of Murray: 4.0%
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, Shire of Murray: +19 Older lone persons, Shire of Murray: +126 Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Murray: +96 Young lone persons, Shire of Murray: +9 Older couples without children, Shire of Murray: +199 Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Murray: +14 Young couples without children, Shire of Murray: +24
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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 487.

The largest changes in households without children in Shire of Murray, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+199 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+126 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+96 persons)
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