Figures around births in Australia: fertility rate, parents’ age, number of children, births outside marriage.
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.
Figures around marriages in Australia: marriage rate, age at first marriage, religious and civil weddings, and more.
Figures around divorces in Australia: divorce rate, duration of marriage at divorce, and the extent to which divorces involved children.
The sixth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in when, how and where we work from 1980 to today.
The fifth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in household incomes and wealth and the amount of debt from 1980 to today.
The fourth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes to couple relationships from 1980 to today.
The third snapshot from our Families Then and Now series focuses on fertility rate and births per woman from 1980 to today.
This second snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines some of the changes in Australian households and families from 1980 to today.
This first snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in the housing arrangements of Australian families from 1980 to today.
This article shows that while mothers’ work circumstances change considerably after having a child, fathers’ tend to change very little.
Summary of the findings from studies of post-separation parenting outcomes, including family law case files analyses and surveys of separated parents.
This factsheet shows that more young people are choosing to stay at home and live with their parents into their early adulthood.
The latest facts and figures about Australia's population and types of households.
This data looks at parents and employment, the division of work, parental leave and work arrangements used to care for children.
Figures around life expectancy for older Australians, the significance of maintaining social networks, and caring for grandchildren.
Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?
What is the nature of living alone and what does it means to the individuals involved?
How does living alone influence social connection, health behaviours and subjective wellbeing?