The latest facts and figures about Australia's population and types of households.
Facts and Figures
Facts and figures provides broad trends in Australian families. These trends are primarily based on statistics published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), though data from major Australian surveys are also used.
These figures compare how points of reference for marriage and divorce have changed over the years.
This data looks at parents and employment, the division of work, parental leave and work arrangements used to care for children.
This page reveals figures around life expectancy for older Australians, the significance of maintaining social networks, and caring for grandchildren.
The latest facts and figures: Number of births and fertility rate; Age-specific fertility rate; Age of new mothers; Ex-nuptial births
The latest facts and figures: Face-to-face parent-child contact; Overnight stays with non-resident parent
Bringing together data and information from a range of key surveys, studies and projections, this series of fact sheets should assist older people, communities, governments and agencies providing services to older people in planning for the future.