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Unley Park Ward

Households without children

In Unley Park Ward, older couples without children account for 12% 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 Unley Park 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, Unley Park 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
Unley Park Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children64527.724.062127.023.2+24
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children1165.07.91155.08.2+1
Middle-aged couples without children
25210.88.029813.08.4-46
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children27711.98.12099.16.6+69
Lone person households
57724.830.457124.831.5+6
Young lone persons
1576.79.31596.910.7-2
Middle-aged lone persons
1797.710.01747.69.9+5
Older lone persons
24210.411.123910.410.9+3
Group households
773.35.9753.36.2+2
Total households without children
1,30055.760.31,26855.260.9+32

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 Unley: 5.9% Older lone persons, City of Unley: 11.1% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Unley: 10.0% Young lone persons, City of Unley: 9.3% Older couples without children, City of Unley: 8.1% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Unley: 8.0% Young couples without children, City of Unley: 7.9% Group households, Unley Park Ward: 3.3% Older lone persons, Unley Park Ward: 10.4% Middle-aged lone persons, Unley Park Ward: 7.7% Young lone persons, Unley Park Ward: 6.7% Older couples without children, Unley Park Ward: 11.9% Middle-aged couples without children, Unley Park Ward: 10.8% Young couples without children, Unley Park Ward: 5.0%
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, Unley Park Ward: +2 Older lone persons, Unley Park Ward: +3 Middle-aged lone persons, Unley Park Ward: +5 Young lone persons, Unley Park Ward: -2 Older couples without children, Unley Park Ward: +69 Middle-aged couples without children, Unley Park Ward: -46 Young couples without children, Unley Park Ward: +1
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 Unley Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley 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 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 32.

The largest change in households without children in Unley Park Ward, between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Older couples without children (+69 persons)