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Elizabeth Downs

Households without children

In Elizabeth Downs, older couples without children account for 9% 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 Elizabeth Downs, 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, Elizabeth Downs'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
Elizabeth Downs20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children41320.222.646322.722.7-50
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children884.36.3874.35.5+1
Middle-aged couples without children
1406.98.41768.68.7-36
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1859.17.82009.88.4-15
Lone person households
55327.124.253626.324.5+17
Young lone persons
1457.17.51818.98.2-36
Middle-aged lone persons
20410.08.81688.38.4+36
Older lone persons
20410.07.91879.28.0+17
Group households
743.63.0663.22.2+8
Total households without children
1,04050.949.81,06552.349.4-25

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 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% Group households, Elizabeth Downs: 3.6% Older lone persons, Elizabeth Downs: 10.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Elizabeth Downs: 10.0% Young lone persons, Elizabeth Downs: 7.1% Older couples without children, Elizabeth Downs: 9.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Elizabeth Downs: 6.9% Young couples without children, Elizabeth Downs: 4.3%
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, Elizabeth Downs: +8 Older lone persons, Elizabeth Downs: +17 Middle-aged lone persons, Elizabeth Downs: +36 Young lone persons, Elizabeth Downs: -36 Older couples without children, Elizabeth Downs: -15 Middle-aged couples without children, Elizabeth Downs: -36 Young couples without children, Elizabeth Downs: +1
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 Elizabeth Downs in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a similar 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 decreased by 25.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth Downs between 2006 and 2011.