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Limestone Coast region

Households without children

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In the Limestone Coast region, older couples without children account for 12% 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 Limestone Coast region, 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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Couples without children7,54328.829.67,51929.530.4+24
Young couples without children1,1864.54.01,3855.44.6-199
Middle-aged couples without children3,13812.011.83,53313.913.7-395
Older couples without children3,21912.313.82,60110.212.1+618
Lone person households7,26627.827.96,88527.127.3+381
Young lone persons1,7406.75.61,9517.76.5-211
Middle-aged lone persons2,60710.010.12,3389.29.7+269
Older lone persons2,91911.212.22,59610.211.0+323
Group households6052.32.26072.42.2-2
Total households without children15,41458.959.715,01159.059.9+403

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 SA: 2.2% Older lone persons, Regional SA: 12.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional SA: 10.1% Young lone persons, Regional SA: 5.6% Older couples without children, Regional SA: 13.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional SA: 11.8% Young couples without children, Regional SA: 4.0% Group households, Limestone Coast region: 2.3% Older lone persons, Limestone Coast region: 11.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Limestone Coast region: 10.0% Young lone persons, Limestone Coast region: 6.7% Older couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 12.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 12.0% Young couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 4.5%
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, Limestone Coast region: -2 Older lone persons, Limestone Coast region: +323 Middle-aged lone persons, Limestone Coast region: +269 Young lone persons, Limestone Coast region: -211 Older couples without children, Limestone Coast region: +618 Middle-aged couples without children, Limestone Coast region: -395 Young couples without children, Limestone Coast region: -199
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA 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 larger 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 403.

The largest changes in households without children in the Limestone Coast region, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+618 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-395 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+323 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+269 persons)
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