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South Gippsland Shire

Households without children

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In South Gippsland Shire, older couples without children account for 15% 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 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)20161996Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %1996 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,53430.227.12,49427.925.7+1,040
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4193.64.84324.85.6-13
Middle-aged couples without children
1,39611.910.21,15312.910.8+243
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,71914.712.190910.29.3+810
map this data in atlas.idLone person households3,14626.827.02,08923.423.5+1,057
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4613.95.45976.77.0-136
Middle-aged lone persons
1,17610.09.55336.06.0+643
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1,50912.912.195910.710.5+550
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2221.92.91711.93.1+51
Total households without children
6,90258.956.94,75453.252.3+2,148

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 1996 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Regional VIC: 2.9% Older lone persons, Regional VIC: 12.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional VIC: 9.5% Young lone persons, Regional VIC: 5.4% Older couples without children, Regional VIC: 12.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional VIC: 10.2% Young couples without children, Regional VIC: 4.8% Group households, South Gippsland Shire: 1.9% Older lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: 12.9% Middle-aged lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: 10.0% Young lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: 3.9% Older couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 14.7% Middle-aged couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 11.9% Young couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: 3.6%
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, 1996 to 2016
Change in households without children, 1996 to 2016 Group households, South Gippsland Shire: +51 Older lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: +550 Middle-aged lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: +643 Young lone persons, South Gippsland Shire: -136 Older couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: +810 Middle-aged couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: +243 Young couples without children, South Gippsland Shire: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 1996 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller 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 larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 1996 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 2,148.

The largest changes in households without children in South Gippsland Shire, between 1996 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+810 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+643 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+550 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+243 persons)
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