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McLaren Vale

Households without children

In McLaren Vale, older couples without children account for 18% 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 McLaren Vale, 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, McLaren Vale'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
McLaren Vale20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children47232.127.549332.726.6-21
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children342.36.3614.16.1-27
Middle-aged couples without children
17011.611.320713.811.8-37
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children26718.29.922414.98.7+43
Lone person households
36124.523.036124.022.10
Young lone persons
473.26.3744.96.8-27
Middle-aged lone persons
956.48.81057.08.0-11
Older lone persons
21914.98.018212.17.4+38
Group households
372.52.6241.62.3+13
Total households without children
86959.153.187758.351.1-8

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, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Older lone persons, City of Onkaparinga: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Onkaparinga: 8.8% Young lone persons, City of Onkaparinga: 6.3% Older couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: 9.9% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: 11.3% Young couples without children, City of Onkaparinga: 6.3% Group households, McLaren Vale: 2.5% Older lone persons, McLaren Vale: 14.9% Middle-aged lone persons, McLaren Vale: 6.4% Young lone persons, McLaren Vale: 3.2% Older couples without children, McLaren Vale: 18.2% Middle-aged couples without children, McLaren Vale: 11.6% Young couples without children, McLaren Vale: 2.3%
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, McLaren Vale: +13 Older lone persons, McLaren Vale: +38 Middle-aged lone persons, McLaren Vale: -11 Young lone persons, McLaren Vale: -27 Older couples without children, McLaren Vale: +43 Middle-aged couples without children, McLaren Vale: -37 Young couples without children, McLaren Vale: -27
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 McLaren Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 smaller 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 decreased by 8.

There were no major differences in McLaren Vale between 2006 and 2011.