Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Households without children

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, older couples without children account for 8% 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 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)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,75730.125.71,32731.225.1+430
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4437.68.32646.27.5+179
Middle-aged couples without children
82514.19.071416.89.6+111
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4898.48.43498.28.0+140
map this data in atlas.idLone person households72012.322.453112.523.6+189
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2334.06.91493.57.8+84
Middle-aged lone persons
2864.97.52125.07.7+74
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2013.48.01704.08.1+31
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1081.84.0651.53.6+43
Total households without children
2,58544.252.11,92345.252.2+662

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 Perth: 4.0% Older lone persons, Greater Perth: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Perth: 7.5% Young lone persons, Greater Perth: 6.9% Older couples without children, Greater Perth: 8.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Perth: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Perth: 8.3% Group households, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% Older lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.9% Young lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.0% Older couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 14.1% Young couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.6%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +43 Older lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +31 Middle-aged lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +74 Young lone persons, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +84 Older couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +140 Middle-aged couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +111 Young couples without children, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +179
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 662.

The largest changes in households without children in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young couples without children (+179 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+140 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+111 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+84 persons)
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