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Limestone Coast region

Households without children

In the Limestone Coast region, older couples without children account for 10% 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 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)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Couples without children7,51929.530.47,03128.829.8+488
Young couples without children1,3855.44.61,5356.34.9-150
Middle-aged couples without children3,53313.913.73,27313.414.1+260
Older couples without children2,60110.212.12,2239.110.8+378
Lone person households6,88527.127.36,15725.225.8+728
Young lone persons1,9517.76.51,9488.06.9+3
Middle-aged lone persons2,3389.29.71,8997.88.6+439
Older lone persons2,59610.211.02,3109.410.3+286
Group households6072.42.25642.32.1+43
Total households without children15,01159.059.913,75256.357.7+1,259

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, Regional SA: 2.2% Older lone persons, Regional SA: 11.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional SA: 9.7% Young lone persons, Regional SA: 6.5% Older couples without children, Regional SA: 12.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional SA: 13.7% Young couples without children, Regional SA: 4.6% Group households, Limestone Coast region: 2.4% Older lone persons, Limestone Coast region: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Limestone Coast region: 9.2% Young lone persons, Limestone Coast region: 7.7% Older couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 10.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 13.9% Young couples without children, Limestone Coast region: 5.4%
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, Limestone Coast region: +43 Older lone persons, Limestone Coast region: +286 Middle-aged lone persons, Limestone Coast region: +439 Young lone persons, Limestone Coast region: +3 Older couples without children, Limestone Coast region: +378 Middle-aged couples without children, Limestone Coast region: +260 Young couples without children, Limestone Coast region: -150
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 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 smaller 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 1,259.

The largest changes in households without children in the Limestone Coast region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+439 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+378 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+286 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+260 persons)
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