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WSROC Region

Households without children

In the WSROC Region, older couples without children account for 7% 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 WSROC Region, 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 WSROC Region'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
WSROC Region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Couples without children112,58319.922.6105,59819.822.0+6,985
Young couples without children36,5666.58.134,4376.57.9+2,129
Middle-aged couples without children37,3146.66.937,2787.07.1+36
Older couples without children38,7026.87.633,8826.47.0+4,820
Lone person households102,88718.221.598,79118.521.6+4,096
Young lone persons27,4024.86.529,3445.57.0-1,943
Middle-aged lone persons36,4926.56.933,3276.26.7+3,165
Older lone persons38,9926.98.036,1196.87.9+2,874
Group households14,5462.64.113,6312.63.9+915
Total households without children230,01740.748.1218,02140.947.5+11,996

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, WSROC Region: 2.6% Older lone persons, WSROC Region: 6.9% Middle-aged lone persons, WSROC Region: 6.5% Young lone persons, WSROC Region: 4.8% Older couples without children, WSROC Region: 6.8% Middle-aged couples without children, WSROC Region: 6.6% Young couples without children, WSROC Region: 6.5%
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, WSROC Region: +915 Older lone persons, WSROC Region: +2,874 Middle-aged lone persons, WSROC Region: +3,165 Young lone persons, WSROC Region: -1,943 Older couples without children, WSROC Region: +4,820 Middle-aged couples without children, WSROC Region: +36 Young couples without children, WSROC Region: +2,129
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 WSROC Region in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of young couples without children, a similar proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a similar 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 11,996.

The largest changes in households without children in the WSROC Region, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Older couples without children (+4,820 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+3,165 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+2,874 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+2,129 persons)
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