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Households without children

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In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), older couples without children account for 7% 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 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)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Couples without children310,78323.522.6265,00123.222.0+45,782
Young couples without children94,6857.18.178,8896.97.9+15,796
Middle-aged couples without children119,5849.06.9110,6289.77.1+8,956
Older couples without children96,5137.37.675,4836.67.0+21,030
Lone person households230,80317.421.5195,48417.121.6+35,319
Young lone persons67,7315.16.561,2165.47.0+6,515
Middle-aged lone persons82,6506.26.969,4576.16.7+13,193
Older lone persons80,4226.18.064,8105.77.9+15,611
Group households33,5272.54.125,8682.33.9+7,659
Total households without children575,11443.448.1486,35442.647.5+88,760

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 Sydney: 4.1% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Group households, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.5% Older lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.1% Middle-aged lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.2% Young lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.1% Older couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.3% Middle-aged couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.0% Young couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.1%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +7,659 Older lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +15,611 Middle-aged lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +13,193 Young lone persons, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,515 Older couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +21,030 Middle-aged couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +8,956 Young couples without children, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +15,796
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 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 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 88,760.

The largest changes in households without children in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+21,030 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+15,796 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+15,611 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+13,193 persons)
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