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Ridgehaven

Households without children

In Ridgehaven, 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 Ridgehaven, 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, Ridgehaven'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
Ridgehaven20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children46728.629.342626.928.4+41
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1036.36.5986.26.8+5
Middle-aged couples without children
1348.211.51519.612.3-17
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children23014.111.417711.29.3+53
Lone person households
49130.121.149331.219.9-2
Young lone persons
1187.25.71459.26.5-27
Middle-aged lone persons
1509.27.11147.26.2+36
Older lone persons
22313.78.323414.87.2-11
Group households
362.22.1503.21.9-14
Total households without children
99460.952.696961.350.2+25

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Older lone persons, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.3% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.1% Young lone persons, City of Tea Tree Gully: 5.7% Older couples without children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.4% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.5% Young couples without children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.5% Group households, Ridgehaven: 2.2% Older lone persons, Ridgehaven: 13.7% Middle-aged lone persons, Ridgehaven: 9.2% Young lone persons, Ridgehaven: 7.2% Older couples without children, Ridgehaven: 14.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Ridgehaven: 8.2% Young couples without children, Ridgehaven: 6.3%
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, Ridgehaven: -14 Older lone persons, Ridgehaven: -11 Middle-aged lone persons, Ridgehaven: +36 Young lone persons, Ridgehaven: -27 Older couples without children, Ridgehaven: +53 Middle-aged couples without children, Ridgehaven: -17 Young couples without children, Ridgehaven: +5
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 Ridgehaven in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a larger proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 25.

The largest change in households without children in Ridgehaven, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Older couples without children (+53 persons)