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WSROC Region

Households without children

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In the WSROC Region, older couples without children account for 7% of total households in 2016.

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)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples without children97,29319.622.492,01720.122.6+5,276
Young couples without children32,9706.78.330,3116.68.1+2,659
Middle-aged couples without children29,1925.96.031,5686.96.9-2,376
Older couples without children35,1317.18.130,1376.67.6+4,994
Lone person households84,41317.020.481,68917.921.5+2,724
Young lone persons21,4264.35.822,6925.06.5-1,266
Middle-aged lone persons29,8226.06.529,3476.46.9+474
Older lone persons33,1656.78.129,6496.58.0+3,515
Group households14,4902.94.511,8372.64.1+2,652
Total households without children196,19639.647.3185,54440.648.1+10,652

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Older lone persons, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Sydney: 6.5% Young lone persons, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Older couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Sydney: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Group households, WSROC Region: 2.9% Older lone persons, WSROC Region: 6.7% Middle-aged lone persons, WSROC Region: 6.0% Young lone persons, WSROC Region: 4.3% Older couples without children, WSROC Region: 7.1% Middle-aged couples without children, WSROC Region: 5.9% Young couples without children, WSROC Region: 6.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016 Group households, WSROC Region: +2,652 Older lone persons, WSROC Region: +3,515 Middle-aged lone persons, WSROC Region: +474 Young lone persons, WSROC Region: -1,266 Older couples without children, WSROC Region: +4,994 Middle-aged couples without children, WSROC Region: -2,376 Young couples without children, WSROC Region: +2,659
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 10,652.

The largest changes in households without children in the WSROC Region, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Older couples without children (+4,994 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+3,515 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+2,659 persons)
  • Group households (+2,652 persons)
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