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Water Gully Ward

Households without children

In Water Gully Ward, 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 Water Gully Ward, 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, Water Gully Ward'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
Water Gully Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children1,96431.829.31,88931.028.4+75
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children3645.96.53515.86.8+13
Middle-aged couples without children
70911.511.583713.712.3-128
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children89114.411.470111.59.3+191
Lone person households
1,24220.121.11,13518.619.9+107
Young lone persons
2714.45.72954.86.5-24
Middle-aged lone persons
3886.37.13295.46.2+60
Older lone persons
5839.48.35118.47.2+72
Group households
1151.92.11001.61.9+15
Total households without children
3,32153.852.63,12551.250.2+197

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, Water Gully Ward: 1.9% Older lone persons, Water Gully Ward: 9.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Water Gully Ward: 6.3% Young lone persons, Water Gully Ward: 4.4% Older couples without children, Water Gully Ward: 14.4% Middle-aged couples without children, Water Gully Ward: 11.5% Young couples without children, Water Gully Ward: 5.9%
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, Water Gully Ward: +15 Older lone persons, Water Gully Ward: +72 Middle-aged lone persons, Water Gully Ward: +60 Young lone persons, Water Gully Ward: -24 Older couples without children, Water Gully Ward: +191 Middle-aged couples without children, Water Gully Ward: -128 Young couples without children, Water Gully Ward: +13
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 Water Gully Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 196.

The largest changes in households without children in Water Gully Ward, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+191 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-128 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+72 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+60 persons)