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Households without children

In the City of West Torrens, older couples without children account for 9% 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 the City of West Torrens, 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, the City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children5,76024.225.55,57724.025.2+183
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,1469.06.91,8097.86.6+337
Middle-aged couples without children
1,3905.89.01,4376.29.4-47
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,2249.39.62,33110.09.1-107
map this data in atlas.idLone person households7,65832.126.77,86433.826.7-206
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,3319.87.52,70011.68.2-369
Middle-aged lone persons
2,40510.19.02,2499.78.4+156
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2,92212.310.22,91512.510.1+7
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,5186.43.81,3705.93.4+148
Total households without children
14,93662.756.014,81163.655.3+125

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, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Older lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 10.2% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young lone persons, Greater Adelaide: 7.5% Older couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Young couples without children, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Group households, City of West Torrens: 6.4% Older lone persons, City of West Torrens: 12.3% Middle-aged lone persons, City of West Torrens: 10.1% Young lone persons, City of West Torrens: 9.8% Older couples without children, City of West Torrens: 9.3% Middle-aged couples without children, City of West Torrens: 5.8% Young couples without children, City of West Torrens: 9.0%
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, City of West Torrens: +148 Older lone persons, City of West Torrens: +7 Middle-aged lone persons, City of West Torrens: +156 Young lone persons, City of West Torrens: -369 Older couples without children, City of West Torrens: -107 Middle-aged couples without children, City of West Torrens: -47 Young couples without children, City of West Torrens: +337
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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar 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 larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 125.

The largest changes in households without children in the City of West Torrens, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Young lone persons (-369 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+337 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+156 persons)
  • Group households (+148 persons)
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