The sixth snapshot from our Families Then and Now series outlines changes in when, how and where we work from 1980 to today.
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.
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.
The 309,142 births in Australia in 2017 was the third-highest figure on record. Conversely, with Australian women averaging only 1.74 children over a lifetime, the total fertility rate was the lowest on record.
This factsheet shows that more young people are choosing to stay at home and live with their parents into their early adulthood.
From 1970 until 2000, the proportion of Australians marrying fell steadily. It then stabilised for a decade before falling again.
In 2016, the crude divorce rate (divorces per 1,000 Australian residents) was the lowest since 1976.
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.
This page reveals 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?