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The Hills Shire

Households without children

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In The Hills Shire, older couples without children account for 11% 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 The Hills Shire, 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, The Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,19622.822.410,77523.922.6+420
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,1584.48.32,2104.98.1-52
Middle-aged couples without children
3,5687.36.04,2409.46.9-672
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children5,47011.28.14,3259.67.6+1,145
map this data in atlas.idLone person households5,42211.120.45,10911.321.5+313
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,1162.35.81,2382.76.5-122
Middle-aged lone persons
1,5653.26.51,6413.66.9-76
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2,7415.68.12,2294.98.0+511
map this data in atlas.idGroup households7311.54.56931.54.1+38
Total households without children
17,34935.447.316,57836.748.1+771

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, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Group households, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Older lone persons, The Hills Shire: 5.6% Middle-aged lone persons, The Hills Shire: 3.2% Young lone persons, The Hills Shire: 2.3% Older couples without children, The Hills Shire: 11.2% Middle-aged couples without children, The Hills Shire: 7.3% Young couples without children, The Hills Shire: 4.4%
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, The Hills Shire: +38 Older lone persons, The Hills Shire: +511 Middle-aged lone persons, The Hills Shire: -76 Young lone persons, The Hills Shire: -122 Older couples without children, The Hills Shire: +1,145 Middle-aged couples without children, The Hills Shire: -672 Young couples without children, The Hills Shire: -52
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 The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller 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 increased by 771.

The largest changes in households without children in The Hills Shire, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+1,145 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-672 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+511 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-122 persons)
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