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Wyong Shire

Households without children

In Wyong Shire, older couples without children account for 12% 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 Wyong 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, Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children14,69825.422.614,07926.022.0+619
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,5814.58.12,5494.77.9+32
Middle-aged couples without children
5,3099.26.95,1699.67.1+140
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children6,80811.87.66,36111.87.0+447
map this data in atlas.idLone person households14,65925.321.513,53325.021.6+1,126
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons2,5844.56.52,5464.77.0+38
Middle-aged lone persons
4,7568.26.94,1577.76.7+599
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons7,31912.78.06,83012.67.9+489
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,5292.64.11,4622.73.9+67
Total households without children
30,88653.448.129,07453.847.5+1,812

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, Wyong Shire: 2.6% Older lone persons, Wyong Shire: 12.7% Middle-aged lone persons, Wyong Shire: 8.2% Young lone persons, Wyong Shire: 4.5% Older couples without children, Wyong Shire: 11.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Wyong Shire: 9.2% Young couples without children, Wyong Shire: 4.5%
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, Wyong Shire: +67 Older lone persons, Wyong Shire: +489 Middle-aged lone persons, Wyong Shire: +599 Young lone persons, Wyong Shire: +38 Older couples without children, Wyong Shire: +447 Middle-aged couples without children, Wyong Shire: +140 Young couples without children, Wyong Shire: +32
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 Wyong 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 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 1,812.

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

  • Middle-aged lone persons (+599 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+489 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+447 persons)
  • Middle-aged couples without children (+140 persons)
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