Media releases

Only lonely for some

Media release — December 2015

It’s official … living alone can make some people feel lonelier and less satisfied with life, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Only lonely for some

Life's ups and downs may be more or less predictable

Media release — September 2015

Australians tend to be satisfied with life despite experiencing highs and lows stemming from common transitions across the life course, according to a study released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Life's ups and downs may be more or less predictable

Many Australians live alone

Media release — March 2015

A quarter of all Australian households are now lone person households, according to a new demographic trends paper released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

New book puts spotlight on families, policy and the law

Media release — May 2014

The Australian Institute of Family Studies today released a new collection of essays on family policy and the law to inform government, legal professionals, service providers and the community about changes in these areas in recent years.

New report gives snapshot of Australian families

Media release — May 2011

The report Families in Australia 2011: Sticking together in good and tough times has been released as part of National Families Week and draws on recent statistics from a range of sources to provide a picture of Australian families.

The modern family: Look how we've changed

Media release — July 2010

Australian families have changed significantly over the last thirty years but they remain the basic unit in society for caring for each other and raising children, according to data released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies today.