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RDA Northern Territory

Households without children

In the RDA Northern Territory, older couples without children account for 3% 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 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)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Couples without children15,10520.822.713,20119.721.7+1,904
Young couples without children6,3018.79.95,7758.69.7+526
Middle-aged couples without children6,6139.19.45,8828.89.3+731
Older couples without children2,1913.03.51,5442.32.7+647
Lone person households13,28518.318.412,77819.019.7+507
Young lone persons4,9586.86.75,3778.08.0-419
Middle-aged lone persons5,8078.07.95,4108.18.4+397
Older lone persons2,5203.53.91,9913.03.3+529
Group households3,5244.95.72,8994.35.0+625
Total households without children31,91444.046.928,87843.046.4+3,036

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, Greater Darwin: 5.7% Older lone persons, Greater Darwin: 3.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Darwin: 7.9% Young lone persons, Greater Darwin: 6.7% Older couples without children, Greater Darwin: 3.5% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Darwin: 9.4% Young couples without children, Greater Darwin: 9.9% Group households, RDA Northern Territory: 4.9% Older lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: 3.5% Middle-aged lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: 8.0% Young lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: 6.8% Older couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 3.0% Middle-aged couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 9.1% Young couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: 8.7%
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, RDA Northern Territory: +625 Older lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: +529 Middle-aged lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: +397 Young lone persons, RDA Northern Territory: -419 Older couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +647 Middle-aged couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +731 Young couples without children, RDA Northern Territory: +526
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 RDA Northern Territory in 2011 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 3,036.

The largest changes in households without children in the RDA Northern Territory, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Middle-aged couples without children (+731 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+647 persons)
  • Group households (+625 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+529 persons)
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