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Households without children

In the City of Whittlesea, older couples without children account for 8% 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 Whittlesea, 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 Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children11,86822.923.58,68221.322.9+3,186
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children4,2718.38.52,6666.67.9+1,605
Middle-aged couples without children
3,5876.97.03,0567.57.4+531
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children4,0107.88.02,9607.37.6+1,050
map this data in atlas.idLone person households7,63214.822.35,46713.422.5+2,165
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,7115.27.31,9364.87.8+775
Middle-aged lone persons
2,3864.67.01,7274.26.8+659
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2,5354.98.01,8044.47.9+731
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,1412.24.57191.84.2+422
Total households without children
20,64139.950.314,86836.549.6+5,773

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 Melbourne: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 7.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Group households, City of Whittlesea: 2.2% Older lone persons, City of Whittlesea: 4.9% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Whittlesea: 4.6% Young lone persons, City of Whittlesea: 5.2% Older couples without children, City of Whittlesea: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Whittlesea: 6.9% Young couples without children, City of Whittlesea: 8.3%
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 Whittlesea: +422 Older lone persons, City of Whittlesea: +731 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Whittlesea: +659 Young lone persons, City of Whittlesea: +775 Older couples without children, City of Whittlesea: +1,050 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Whittlesea: +531 Young couples without children, City of Whittlesea: +1,605
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 Whittlesea in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar 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 smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 5,773.

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

  • Young couples without children (+1,605 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+1,050 persons)
  • Young lone persons (+775 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+731 persons)
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