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Shire of Plantagenet

Households without children

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In the Shire of Plantagenet, older couples without children account for 14% 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 Shire of Plantagenet, 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 Shire of Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Couples without children66632.526.063833.626.5+28
Young couples without children703.45.5794.26.2-9
Middle-aged couples without children30715.011.133117.412.3-24
Older couples without children28914.19.422812.07.9+61
Lone person households50124.422.043723.021.3+64
Young lone persons693.45.4884.66.1-19
Middle-aged lone persons20910.28.51769.38.2+33
Older lone persons22310.98.21739.17.0+50
Group households311.52.5321.72.6-1
Total households without children1,19858.450.51,10758.350.4+91

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, Regional WA: 2.5% Older lone persons, Regional WA: 8.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional WA: 8.5% Young lone persons, Regional WA: 5.4% Older couples without children, Regional WA: 9.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional WA: 11.1% Young couples without children, Regional WA: 5.5% Group households, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.5% Older lone persons, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.2% Young lone persons, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.4% Older couples without children, Shire of Plantagenet: 14.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Plantagenet: 15.0% Young couples without children, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.4%
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, Shire of Plantagenet: -1 Older lone persons, Shire of Plantagenet: +50 Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Plantagenet: +33 Young lone persons, Shire of Plantagenet: -19 Older couples without children, Shire of Plantagenet: +61 Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Plantagenet: -24 Young couples without children, Shire of Plantagenet: -9
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 Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 compared to Regional WA 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 91.

The largest changes in households without children in the Shire of Plantagenet, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+61 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+50 persons)
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