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Eastern Region Alliance area

Households without children

In Eastern Region Alliance area, older couples without children account for 11% 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 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 area20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children30,20626.324.028,79525.523.2+1,411
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children7,7606.87.97,7546.98.2+6
Middle-aged couples without children
10,0638.88.010,3789.28.4-315
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children12,38310.88.110,6639.56.6+1,720
Lone person households
30,75526.830.430,24026.831.5+515
Young lone persons
8,4827.49.39,3238.310.7-841
Middle-aged lone persons
9,6018.410.08,9718.09.9+630
Older lone persons
12,67211.011.111,94610.610.9+726
Group households
4,3733.85.94,2113.76.2+162
Total households without children
65,33456.960.363,24656.160.9+2,088

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.8% Older lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: 11.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.4% Young lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.4% Older couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 10.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.8% Young couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.8%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +162 Older lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: +726 Middle-aged lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: +630 Young lone persons, Eastern Region Alliance area: -841 Older couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,720 Middle-aged couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: -315 Young couples without children, Eastern Region Alliance area: +6
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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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 similar proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 2,088.

The largest changes in households without children in Eastern Region Alliance area, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+1,720 persons)
  • Young lone persons (-841 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+726 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+630 persons)