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South Gippsland Shire

Households without children

In South Gippsland Shire, older couples without children account for 14% 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 South Gippsland Shire, 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, South Gippsland Shire'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
South Gippsland Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,52932.427.83,21031.827.6+319
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4904.55.04484.45.2+42
Middle-aged couples without children
1,55814.311.81,51515.012.2+43
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,48113.611.01,24712.410.2+234
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,81725.926.82,52325.025.7+294
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5014.66.05205.26.3-19
Middle-aged lone persons
1,0769.99.58488.48.5+228
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,24011.411.31,15511.410.9+85
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2322.12.91881.92.8+44
Total households without children
6,57860.457.55,92158.756.1+657

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, Regional VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 11.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 6.0% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 11.8% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 5.0% Group households, South Gippsland Shire: 2.1% Older lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: 11.4% Middle-aged lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: 9.9% Young lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: 4.6% Older couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 13.6% Middle-aged couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 14.3% Young couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 4.5%
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, South Gippsland Shire: +44 Older lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: +85 Middle-aged lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: +228 Young lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: -19 Older couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: +234 Middle-aged couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: +43 Young couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: +42
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller 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 657.

The largest changes in households without children in South Gippsland Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+234 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+228 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+85 persons)
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