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Households without children

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In the RDA Northern Territory, older couples without children account for 4% 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 RDA Northern Territory, 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 RDA Northern Territory'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
RDA Northern Territory - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Couples without children16,80021.223.515,10520.822.7+1,695
Young couples without children7,1409.010.76,3018.79.9+839
Middle-aged couples without children6,7558.58.66,6139.19.4+142
Older couples without children2,9053.74.22,1913.03.5+714
Lone person households14,22918.018.013,28518.318.4+944
Young lone persons4,9616.36.44,9586.86.7+3
Middle-aged lone persons5,9877.67.35,8078.07.9+180
Older lone persons3,2814.14.42,5203.53.9+761
Group households3,4384.35.23,5244.95.7-86
Total households without children34,46743.546.631,91444.046.9+2,553

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, Greater Darwin: 5.2% Older lone persons, Greater Darwin: 4.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Darwin: 7.3% Young lone persons, Greater Darwin: 6.4% Older couples without children, Greater Darwin: 4.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Darwin: 8.6% Young couples without children, Greater Darwin: 10.7% Group households, RDA Northern Territory: 4.3% Older lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: 4.1% Middle-aged lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: 7.6% Young lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: 6.3% Older couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 3.7% Middle-aged couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 8.5% Young couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 9.0%
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, RDA Northern Territory: -86 Older lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: +761 Middle-aged lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: +180 Young lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: +3 Older couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +714 Middle-aged couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +142 Young couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +839
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 RDA Northern Territory in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 2,553.

The largest changes in households without children in the RDA Northern Territory, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young couples without children (+839 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+761 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+714 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+180 persons)
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