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Households without children

In Unley Ward, older couples without children account for 7% 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 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 Ward20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children63925.224.058323.823.2+56
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2469.77.92269.28.2+20
Middle-aged couples without children
2128.48.02269.28.4-14
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1817.28.11305.36.6+51
Lone person households
80031.630.476631.331.5+34
Young lone persons
30412.09.332213.110.7-18
Middle-aged lone persons
2499.810.024510.09.9+3
Older lone persons
2479.811.11998.110.9+48
Group households
2038.05.92038.36.20
Total households without children
1,64264.960.31,55163.460.9+90

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 Ward: 8.0% Older lone persons, Unley Ward: 9.8% Middle-aged lone persons, Unley Ward: 9.8% Young lone persons, Unley Ward: 12.0% Older couples without children, Unley Ward: 7.2% Middle-aged couples without children, Unley Ward: 8.4% Young couples without children, Unley Ward: 9.7%
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 Ward: 0 Older lone persons, Unley Ward: +48 Middle-aged lone persons, Unley Ward: +3 Young lone persons, Unley Ward: -18 Older couples without children, Unley Ward: +51 Middle-aged couples without children, Unley Ward: -14 Young couples without children, Unley Ward: +20
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 Ward in 2011 compared to the 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 similar 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 91.

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

  • Older couples without children (+51 persons)