Families in Australia Survey: May–June 2021
This third survey explored the ways in which Australian families were managing their relationships, connections, supports, work and finances.
The Families in Australia Survey is our flagship survey series. Its scope is every person in every type of family, with the survey open to Australians aged 18 years and over.
Following the first survey (May–June 2020), and the second survey (November–December 2020), AIFS launched the third Families in Australia Survey in May 2021. This survey ran from 18 May to 30 June 2021.
Compared to previous surveys, this one had a lesser focus on COVID, focusing more generally on family wellbeing and family characteristics. We asked Australians 18 years and over to tell us about ways in which they and their families were managing in terms of their relationships, connections, the support they give and receive, and also their work and finances.
Privacy and ethics
AIFS adheres to strict privacy and ethics practices. This research has been approved by the AIFS Human Research Ethics Committee.
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If you would like more information about the survey you can read the Participant Information Sheet.
Families in Australia Survey 3, report no. 1: Families' concerns about finances
Research Report — November 2021
This snapshot reports on families’ experiences of financial concerns and stresses at May–June 2021, as captured in the third Families in Australia Survey.
Families in Australia Survey 3, report no. 2: Relationships within the family
Research Report — December 2021
This snapshot discusses an overview of findings from individuals reporting on different family relationship satisfaction and quality.