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Morphett Vale

Households without children

In Morphett Vale, older couples without children account for 10% 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 Morphett 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, Morphett 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
Morphett Vale20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,53726.827.52,30524.726.6+232
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6236.66.35075.46.1+116
Middle-aged couples without children
1,01310.711.31,08511.611.8-72
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children9019.59.97137.68.7+188
Lone person households
2,59927.423.02,45426.322.1+145
Young lone persons
7167.66.37397.96.8-23
Middle-aged lone persons
9369.98.88839.58.0+53
Older lone persons
94710.08.08328.97.4+115
Group households
2823.02.62702.92.3+12
Total households without children
5,41857.253.15,02953.951.1+389

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, Morphett Vale: 3.0% Older lone persons, Morphett Vale: 10.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Morphett Vale: 9.9% Young lone persons, Morphett Vale: 7.6% Older couples without children, Morphett Vale: 9.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Morphett Vale: 10.7% Young couples without children, Morphett Vale: 6.6%
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, Morphett Vale: +12 Older lone persons, Morphett Vale: +115 Middle-aged lone persons, Morphett Vale: +53 Young lone persons, Morphett Vale: -23 Older couples without children, Morphett Vale: +188 Middle-aged couples without children, Morphett Vale: -72 Young couples without children, Morphett Vale: +116
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger 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 389.

The largest changes in households without children in Morphett Vale, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+188 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+116 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+115 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-72 persons)