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Rural North East

Households without children

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In Rural North East, older couples without children account for 16% 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 Rural North East, 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, Rural North East'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
Rural North East - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%South Gippsland Shire %Number%South Gippsland Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children38334.030.241036.532.4-27
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children383.43.6443.94.5-6
Middle-aged couples without children
16814.911.921719.314.3-48
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children17615.714.714913.313.6+28
map this data in atlas.idLone person households23520.826.821619.225.9+19
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons272.43.9292.64.6-3
Middle-aged lone persons
1079.510.01079.59.90
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1008.912.9797.011.4+22
map this data in atlas.idGroup households201.81.9262.32.1-6
Total households without children
63956.658.965358.060.4-14

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, 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% Group households, Rural North East: 1.8% Older lone persons, Rural North East: 8.9% Middle-aged lone persons, Rural North East: 9.5% Young lone persons, Rural North East: 2.4% Older couples without children, Rural North East: 15.7% Middle-aged couples without children, Rural North East: 14.9% Young couples without children, Rural North East: 3.4%
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, Rural North East: -6 Older lone persons, Rural North East: +22 Middle-aged lone persons, Rural North East: 0 Young lone persons, Rural North East: -3 Older couples without children, Rural North East: +28 Middle-aged couples without children, Rural North East: -48 Young couples without children, Rural North East: -6
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 Rural North East in 2016 compared to South Gippsland Shire 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 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 decreased by 14.

There were no major differences in Rural North East between 2011 and 2016.

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