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Households without children

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In Rockhampton, older couples without children account for 8% 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 Rockhampton, 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, Rockhampton'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
Rockhampton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,38424.026.87,15524.627.5+229
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,9686.45.91,9566.76.4+12
Middle-aged couples without children
2,8379.210.22,92310.011.6-86
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,5798.410.62,2767.89.6+303
map this data in atlas.idLone person households7,47024.322.56,90723.721.9+563
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,8626.15.11,8416.35.5+21
Middle-aged lone persons
2,5858.47.92,3127.97.9+273
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons3,0239.89.52,7549.58.5+269
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,0063.33.81,0123.53.9-6
Total households without children
15,86051.753.015,07451.853.2+786

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 QLD: 3.8% Older lone persons, Regional QLD: 9.5% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional QLD: 7.9% Young lone persons, Regional QLD: 5.1% Older couples without children, Regional QLD: 10.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional QLD: 10.2% Young couples without children, Regional QLD: 5.9% Group households, Rockhampton: 3.3% Older lone persons, Rockhampton: 9.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Rockhampton: 8.4% Young lone persons, Rockhampton: 6.1% Older couples without children, Rockhampton: 8.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Rockhampton: 9.2% Young couples without children, Rockhampton: 6.4%
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, Rockhampton: -6 Older lone persons, Rockhampton: +269 Middle-aged lone persons, Rockhampton: +273 Young lone persons, Rockhampton: +21 Older couples without children, Rockhampton: +303 Middle-aged couples without children, Rockhampton: -86 Young couples without children, Rockhampton: +12
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 Rockhampton in 2016 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 786.

The largest changes in households without children in Rockhampton, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+303 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+273 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+269 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-86 persons)
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