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Surrey Downs

Households without children

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In Surrey Downs, older couples without children account for 10% 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 Surrey Downs, 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, Surrey Downs'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
Surrey Downs - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children33126.128.938329.829.3-52
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children886.96.01148.96.5-26
Middle-aged couples without children
1128.89.416612.911.5-54
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children13110.313.41038.011.4+28
map this data in atlas.idLone person households27021.322.025019.521.1+20
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons705.54.9886.85.7-18
Middle-aged lone persons
997.87.4967.57.1+3
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons1018.09.8665.18.3+35
map this data in atlas.idGroup households252.02.0322.52.1-7
Total households without children
62649.352.966551.852.6-39

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.0% Older lone persons, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.8% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.4% Young lone persons, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.9% Older couples without children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.4% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.4% Young couples without children, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.0% Group households, Surrey Downs: 2.0% Older lone persons, Surrey Downs: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Surrey Downs: 7.8% Young lone persons, Surrey Downs: 5.5% Older couples without children, Surrey Downs: 10.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Surrey Downs: 8.8% Young couples without children, Surrey Downs: 6.9%
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, Surrey Downs: -7 Older lone persons, Surrey Downs: +35 Middle-aged lone persons, Surrey Downs: +3 Young lone persons, Surrey Downs: -18 Older couples without children, Surrey Downs: +28 Middle-aged couples without children, Surrey Downs: -54 Young couples without children, Surrey Downs: -26
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 Surrey Downs in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller 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 smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children decreased by 39.

The largest change in households without children in Surrey Downs, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Middle-aged couples without children (-54 persons)
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