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Eastern Region Alliance area

Households without children

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In Eastern Region Alliance area, older couples without children account for 12% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area, 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, Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children30,29025.924.430,20626.324.0+84
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children7,5986.57.97,7606.87.9-162
Middle-aged couples without children
8,6327.46.610,0638.88.0-1,431
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children14,06012.010.012,38310.88.1+1,677
map this data in atlas.idLone person households30,74826.329.030,75526.830.4-7
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons7,1896.18.08,4827.49.3-1,293
Middle-aged lone persons
9,4688.18.79,6018.410.0-133
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons14,09112.012.312,67211.011.1+1,419
map this data in atlas.idGroup households4,1923.65.34,3733.85.9-181
Total households without children
65,23055.758.865,33456.960.3-104

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.6% Older lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: 12.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.1% Young lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.1% Older couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 12.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.4% Young couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.5%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -181 Older lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,419 Middle-aged lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: -133 Young lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,293 Older couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,677 Middle-aged couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,431 Young couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: -162
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 compared to 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children decreased by 104.

The largest changes in households without children in Eastern Region Alliance area, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+1,677 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (-1,431 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+1,419 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-1,293 persons)
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