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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Households without children

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In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children2,51028.325.41,75730.125.7+753
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children8669.88.54437.68.3+423
Middle-aged couples without children
96010.87.982514.19.0+135
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children6847.79.04898.48.4+195
map this data in atlas.idLone person households1,09912.421.772012.322.4+379
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4254.86.32334.06.9+192
Middle-aged lone persons
3784.37.02864.97.5+92
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2963.38.42013.48.0+95
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1651.93.81081.84.0+57
Total households without children
3,77442.650.92,58544.252.1+1,189

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 Perth: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Perth: 8.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Perth: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Perth: 6.3% Older couples without children, Greater Perth: 9.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Perth: 7.9% Young couples without children, Greater Perth: 8.5% Group households, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.9% Older lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.3% Young lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.8% Older couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.7% Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.8% Young couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.8%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +57 Older lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +95 Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +92 Young lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +192 Older couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +195 Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +135 Young couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +423
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 1,189.

The largest changes in households without children in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young couples without children (+423 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+195 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+192 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+135 persons)
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