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Households without children

In Smithfield, older couples without children account for 6% 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 Smithfield, 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, Smithfield'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
Smithfield20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children19322.022.613422.522.7+59
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children657.46.3274.55.5+38
Middle-aged couples without children
768.78.4569.58.7+20
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children525.97.8518.68.4+1
Lone person households
22525.724.215125.524.5+74
Young lone persons
657.47.5305.18.2+35
Middle-aged lone persons
9010.38.87412.58.4+16
Older lone persons
707.97.9477.98.0+23
Group households
384.43.0152.62.2+23
Total households without children
45652.049.830050.649.4+156

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, Smithfield: 4.4% Older lone persons, Smithfield: 7.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Smithfield: 10.3% Young lone persons, Smithfield: 7.4% Older couples without children, Smithfield: 5.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Smithfield: 8.7% Young couples without children, Smithfield: 7.4%
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, Smithfield: +23 Older lone persons, Smithfield: +23 Middle-aged lone persons, Smithfield: +16 Young lone persons, Smithfield: +35 Older couples without children, Smithfield: +1 Middle-aged couples without children, Smithfield: +20 Young couples without children, Smithfield: +38
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 Smithfield in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 156.

There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2006 and 2011.