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Households without children

In the City of Playford, older couples without children account for 8% 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 City of Playford, 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 City of Playford'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
City of Playford20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,78722.625.56,07022.725.2+717
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,9036.36.91,4825.56.6+421
Middle-aged couples without children
2,5318.49.02,3358.79.4+196
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,3537.89.62,2538.49.1+100
Lone person households
7,26924.226.76,56024.526.7+709
Young lone persons
2,2627.57.52,1838.28.2+79
Middle-aged lone persons
2,6458.89.02,2478.48.4+398
Older lone persons
2,3627.910.22,1308.010.1+232
Group households
9083.03.85972.23.4+311
Total households without children
14,96449.856.013,22749.455.3+1,737

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 Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Group households, City of Playford: 3.0% Older lone persons, City of Playford: 7.9% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Playford: 8.8% Young lone persons, City of Playford: 7.5% Older couples without children, City of Playford: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Playford: 8.4% Young couples without children, City of Playford: 6.3%
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, City of Playford: +311 Older lone persons, City of Playford: +232 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Playford: +398 Young lone persons, City of Playford: +79 Older couples without children, City of Playford: +100 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Playford: +196 Young couples without children, City of Playford: +421
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 City of Playford in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 1,737.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of Playford, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young couples without children (+421 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+398 persons)
  • Group households (+311 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+232 persons)