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Unley Ward

Households without children

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In Unley Ward, older couples without children account for 9% 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 Unley 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 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 Ward - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children69825.924.467124.824.0+26
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children27210.17.92669.87.9+5
Middle-aged couples without children
1846.86.62178.08.0-33
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2419.010.01876.98.1+54
map this data in atlas.idLone person households82930.829.087832.430.4-49
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons29511.08.034112.69.3-46
Middle-aged lone persons
2619.78.727810.310.0-16
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons27210.112.32589.511.1+14
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2077.75.32168.05.9-9
Total households without children
1,73564.458.81,76765.260.3-31

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 Unley: 5.3% Older lone persons, City of Unley: 12.3% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Unley: 8.7% Young lone persons, City of Unley: 8.0% Older couples without children, City of Unley: 10.0% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Unley: 6.6% Young couples without children, City of Unley: 7.9% Group households, Unley Ward: 7.7% Older lone persons, Unley Ward: 10.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Unley Ward: 9.7% Young lone persons, Unley Ward: 11.0% Older couples without children, Unley Ward: 9.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Unley Ward: 6.8% Young couples without children, Unley Ward: 10.1%
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, Unley Ward: -9 Older lone persons, Unley Ward: +14 Middle-aged lone persons, Unley Ward: -16 Young lone persons, Unley Ward: -46 Older couples without children, Unley Ward: +54 Middle-aged couples without children, Unley Ward: -33 Young couples without children, Unley Ward: +5
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 Unley Ward in 2016 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a similar 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 larger 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 32.

The largest change in households without children in Unley Ward, between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Older couples without children (+54 persons)
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