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Households without children

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In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), older couples without children account for 8% 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples without children346,54022.622.4313,28723.522.6+33,252
Young couples without children105,7286.98.395,2507.18.1+10,478
Middle-aged couples without children118,5337.76.0120,4329.06.9-1,899
Older couples without children122,2798.08.197,6057.37.6+24,674
Lone person households263,19417.220.4232,27217.421.5+30,921
Young lone persons70,3464.65.868,0795.16.5+2,266
Middle-aged lone persons92,6196.06.583,1546.26.9+9,464
Older lone persons100,2296.58.181,0386.18.0+19,191
Group households39,0082.54.533,6892.54.1+5,318
Total households without children648,74242.347.3579,24943.448.1+69,492

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 Sydney: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Group households, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.5% Older lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.5% Middle-aged lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.0% Young lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.6% Older couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.7% Young couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.9%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,318 Older lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +19,191 Middle-aged lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +9,464 Young lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +2,266 Older couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +24,674 Middle-aged couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -1,899 Young couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +10,478
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller 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 similar 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 69,493.

The largest changes in households without children in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+24,674 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+19,191 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+10,478 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+9,464 persons)
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