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Wollondilly Shire

Households without children

In Wollondilly Shire, 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 Wollondilly Shire, 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, Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children3,65425.422.63,33724.922.0+317
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children6954.88.17775.87.9-82
Middle-aged couples without children
1,72712.06.91,64612.37.1+81
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,2328.67.69146.87.0+318
map this data in atlas.idLone person households2,25015.721.52,00815.021.6+242
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons5573.96.55534.17.0+4
Middle-aged lone persons
8225.76.97035.36.7+119
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons8716.18.07525.67.9+119
map this data in atlas.idGroup households2391.74.11771.33.9+62
Total households without children
6,14342.748.15,52241.347.5+621

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 Sydney: 4.1% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.0% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 7.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.9% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Group households, Wollondilly Shire: 1.7% Older lone persons, Wollondilly Shire: 6.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Wollondilly Shire: 5.7% Young lone persons, Wollondilly Shire: 3.9% Older couples without children, Wollondilly Shire: 8.6% Middle-aged couples without children, Wollondilly Shire: 12.0% Young couples without children, Wollondilly Shire: 4.8%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +62 Older lone persons, Wollondilly Shire: +119 Middle-aged lone persons, Wollondilly Shire: +119 Young lone persons, Wollondilly Shire: +4 Older couples without children, Wollondilly Shire: +318 Middle-aged couples without children, Wollondilly Shire: +81 Young couples without children, Wollondilly Shire: -82
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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 smaller proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of households without children increased by 621.

The largest changes in households without children in Wollondilly Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+318 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+119 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+119 persons)
  • Young couples without children (-82 persons)
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