Living together in Australia source data

Source data for Family Facts & Figures: Living together in Australia

Cohabitating couples as percentage of all couples, 1986-2011

Cohabiting couples as a percentage of all couples 1986-2011. Data shown in table below.

Data table - Cohabiting couples as percentage of all couples, 1986-2011
Year %

Sources: ABS (1995 & 2003), Australian Social Trends, Catalogue no. 4102.0; ABS (2007), 2006 Census of Population and Housing Australia, Catalogue no. 2068.0 - 2006 Census Tables; ABS (2012) 2011 Census of Population and Housing Australia, Catalogue no. 2003.0)

1986 5.7
1991 8.2
1996 10.1
2001 12.4
2006 14.8
2011 16.2

Proportion of people aged 15+ years who were married or cohabiting

Proportion of people aged 15+ years who were married or cohabiting, 1986-2011. Data shown in table below. 

Data table - Proportion of people aged 15+ years who were married or cohabiting, 1986-2011
Year Married
(%)
Cohabiting
(%)
Total partnered
(%)

Note: Excludes persons in non-private dwellings and overseas visitors. For 1996–2011, excludes persons in visitors only, other non-classifiable households, persons who were temporarily absent on Census Night.
Source: 1986 & 1991 census 1% household sample files; ABS (2007). 2006 Census community profile series - Place of enumeration profile (Catalogue no. 2004.0); ABS (2012). 2011 Census of population and housing- time series profile (based on place of enumeration) (Catalogue no. 2003.0).

1986 58.1 3.6 61.7
1991 55.9 5.0 60.9
1996 54.1 6.0 60.1
2001 51.9 7.3 59.2
2006 50.4 8.8 59.2
2011 49.2 9.5 58.7

Proportion of partnered men and women who were in a cohabiting relationship

Proportion of partnered men who were in a cohabiting relationship

Proportion of partnered men who were in a cohabiting relationship, 1996–2011. Data shown in table below.

Data table - Proportion of partnered men who were in a cohabiting relationship, 1996–2011
Age group 1996
(%)
2001
(%)
2006
(%)
2011
(%)

Note: Excludes persons in non-private dwellings, overseas visitors, visitors only, persons in other non-classifiable households, persons who were temporarily absent on Census Night.
Sources: ABS (2007). 2006 Census community profile series - Place of enumeration profile (Catalogue no. 2004.0); ABS (2012). 2011 Census of population and housing- time series profile (based on place of enumeration) (Catalogue no. 2003.0).

15-19 80.4 83.4 87.7 91.4
20-24 57.9 67.3 74.5 75.8
25-29 29.1 38.4 46.0 47.3
30-34 15.9 21.5 26.3 27.0
35-39 10.6 14.2 17.9 19.1
40-44 8.1 10.8 13.9 16.0
45-49 6.5 8.8 11.4 13.6
50-54 5.2 7.3 9.6 11.5;
55-59 3.6 5.6 7.7 9.6
60-64 2.4 3.8 5.6 7.4
65-69 1.7 2.5 3.8 5.3
70-74 1.2 1.8 2.5 3.6
75-79 0.9 1.4 1.8 2.3
80-84 0.8 1.2 1.4 1.8
85+ 0.8 1.6 2.1 1.6

Proportion of partnered women who were in a cohabiting relationship

Proportion of partnered women who were in a cohabiting relationship, 1996–2011. Data shown in table below.

Data table - Proportion of partnered women who were in a cohabiting relationship, 1996–2011
Age group 1996
(%)
2001
(%)
2006
(%)
2011
(%)

Note: Excludes persons in non-private dwellings, overseas visitors, visitors only, persons in other non-classifiable households, persons who were temporarily absent on Census Night.
Sources: ABS (2007). 2006 Census community profile series - Place of enumeration profile (Catalogue no. 2004.0); ABS (2012). 2011 Census of population and housing- time series profile (based on place of enumeration) (Catalogue no. 2003.0).

15-19 77.7 82.1 85.9 87.7
20-24 46.3 57.1 64.9 66.4
25-29 22.3 30.2 37.3 38.9
30-34 12.5 17.1 21.0 22.4
35-39 8.8 11.9 15.2 16.6
40-44 7.1 9.5 12.5 14.5
45-49 5.7 8.1 10.5 12.7
50-54 4.3 6.4 8.8 10.8
55-59 2.7 4.5 6.5 8.5
60-64 1.6 2.7 4.3 6.0
65-69 1.2 1.7 2.7 4.2
70-74 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.6
75-79 0.9 1.1 1.5 1.8
80-84 0.8 1.4 1.3 1.6
85+ 1.2 2.4 2.8 1.7

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