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Tamworth Regional Council

Households without children

In Tamworth Regional Council, older couples without children account for 11% 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 Tamworth Regional Council, 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, Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children6,08727.727.75,63427.327.4+453
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1,0464.84.61,0134.94.8+32
Middle-aged couples without children
2,60011.811.52,55712.411.9+43
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,44111.111.62,06210.010.7+378
map this data in atlas.idLone person households5,61225.525.65,15925.024.6+452
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,3186.05.31,2466.05.7+71
Middle-aged lone persons
1,9078.79.11,7238.48.4+183
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2,38710.811.22,18810.610.6+198
map this data in atlas.idGroup households5932.73.05202.52.9+73
Total households without children
12,29255.856.311,31354.854.9+978

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 NSW: 3.0% Older lone persons, Regional NSW: 11.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Regional NSW: 9.1% Young lone persons, Regional NSW: 5.3% Older couples without children, Regional NSW: 11.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Regional NSW: 11.5% Young couples without children, Regional NSW: 4.6% Group households, Tamworth Regional Council: 2.7% Older lone persons, Tamworth Regional Council: 10.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Tamworth Regional Council: 8.7% Young lone persons, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.0% Older couples without children, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.8% Young couples without children, Tamworth Regional Council: 4.8%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +73 Older lone persons, Tamworth Regional Council: +198 Middle-aged lone persons, Tamworth Regional Council: +183 Young lone persons, Tamworth Regional Council: +71 Older couples without children, Tamworth Regional Council: +378 Middle-aged couples without children, Tamworth Regional Council: +43 Young couples without children, Tamworth Regional Council: +32
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger 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 979.

The largest changes in households without children in Tamworth Regional Council, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+378 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+198 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+183 persons)
  • Group households (+73 persons)
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