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Households without children

In the City of Yarra, older couples without children account for 4% 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 Yarra, 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 Yarra'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 Yarra - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children8,27924.723.57,27023.022.9+1,009
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children5,17515.48.54,64514.77.9+530
Middle-aged couples without children
1,8095.47.01,6175.17.4+192
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children1,2953.98.01,0083.27.6+287
map this data in atlas.idLone person households9,68328.922.39,27529.322.5+408
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons4,44313.37.34,50614.27.8-63
Middle-aged lone persons
3,1239.37.02,8599.06.8+264
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons2,1176.38.01,9106.07.9+207
map this data in atlas.idGroup households4,59913.74.54,29913.64.2+300
Total households without children
22,56167.350.320,84465.949.6+1,717

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 Yarra: 13.7% Older lone persons, City of Yarra: 6.3% Middle-aged lone persons, City of Yarra: 9.3% Young lone persons, City of Yarra: 13.3% Older couples without children, City of Yarra: 3.9% Middle-aged couples without children, City of Yarra: 5.4% Young couples without children, City of Yarra: 15.4%
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 Yarra: +300 Older lone persons, City of Yarra: +207 Middle-aged lone persons, City of Yarra: +264 Young lone persons, City of Yarra: -63 Older couples without children, City of Yarra: +287 Middle-aged couples without children, City of Yarra: +192 Young couples without children, City of Yarra: +530
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 Yarra in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of young couples without children, a smaller proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a smaller proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a larger proportion of young lone person households, a larger 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 1,717.

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

  • Young couples without children (+530 persons)
  • Group households (+300 persons)
  • Older couples without children (+287 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+264 persons)
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