Families in Australia Survey: Connection to family, friends and community

Figure 1: Distance from family members not living in the same household

Figure showing a stacked column graph

  • Within 30 minutes:
    • nearest family 57%
  • Within 2 hours:
    • nearest family 17%
    • other family 27%
  • Day trip within state:
    • nearest family 7%
    • other family 20%
  • Interstate:
    • nearest family 9%
    • other family 38%
  • Overseas:
    • nearest family 5%
    • other family 26%
  • No family living elsewhere
    • nearest family 3%

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Figure 2: Amount of contact with family members, by distance from closest family member living elsewhere

Figure showing a stacked column graph

  • 30 minutes:
    • for some too much
    • others too little 8%
    • far too little 9%
    • too little 28%
    • about right 54%
  • 2 hours
    • for some too much
    • others too little 6%
    • far too little 15%
    • too little 34%
    • about right 44%
  • Day trip
    • for some too much
    • others too little 5%
    • far too little 20%
    • too little 35%
    • about right 39%
  • Interstate
    • for some too much
    • others too little 8%
    • far too little 21%
    • too little 34%
    • about right 35%
  • Overseas
    • for some too much
    • others too little 8%
    • far too little 17%
    • too little 26%
    • about right 51%
  • All
  • for some too much
  • others too little 7%
  • far too little 12%
  • too little 30%
  • about right 49%

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Figure 3: Percentage reporting to have grandchildren in different age groups

Figure showing a stacked graph.

  • 40–59 years
    • age 0–5, 11%
    • age 6–12, 6%
    • age 13–17, 1%
    • age 18 or over, 1%
  • 60–69
    • age 0–5, 39%
    • age 6–12, 32%
    • age 13–17, 16%
    • age 18 or over, 7%
  • 70 years and over
    • age 0–5, 29%
    • age 6–12, 50%
    • age 13–17, 48%
    • age 18 or over, 42%

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Figure 4: Frequency of providing care to grandchildren

Figure showing a bar graph:

  • Never 28%
  • Less than once a month 26%
  • Between once a week and once a month 16%
  • About once a week 16%
  • Daily or several times a week 14%

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Figure 5: Use of care or assistance from a professional service

Pie chart:

  • Yes, regularly 35%
  • Yes, occasionally as needed 12%
  • No, but would like to 28%
  • No, do not need 24%

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Figure 6: Word map – Used professional services

Cleaning, support, maintenance, psychologist, NDIS, cleaner, worker, domestic, therapy, care, health, home, services, community, occupational, physio, personal, orthotist, neurologist, funding, assistive, specialists, clinical, speech, trainer, physiologist, counselling, gardener, shopping, OT, dietitian, devices, health, podiatrist, assistance, house, help, osteo, paid, lawn, psychology, carpet, social, physiotherapy, currently, medical

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Figure 7: Word map – Did not use professional services, but would like to

Gardening, washing, maintenance, anxiety, OT, delivery, debilitating, great, family, health, physically, household, kids, system, respite, physio, son, more, carers, service, need, assistance, financial, garden, care, around, domestic, free, NDIS, mental, through, specialist, personal, housework, find, chronic, management, help, psychology, affordable, sessions, house, caring, supporting, under, tasks, pain, ongoing, injustice, cleaning, services, cleaner, assist, support, home, access, mentally, counselling, psychiatrist

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Figure 8: Participation in volunteer activities, by age group

Column graph:

  • Age 18–29:
    • volunteered through the year 12%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • before COVID-19 restrictions 4%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • during COVID-19 restrictions 2%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • since COVID-19 restrictions 2%; 
  • Age 30–39:
    • volunteered through the year 10%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • before COVID-19 restrictions 5%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • during COVID-19 restrictions 2%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • since COVID-19 restrictions 3%;
  • Age 40–49:
    • volunteered through the year 18%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • before COVID-19 restrictions 7%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • during COVID-19 restrictions 2%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • since COVID-19 restrictions 42%;
  • Age 50–59:
    • volunteered through the year 20%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • before COVID-19 restrictions 8%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • during COVID-19 restrictions 2%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • since COVID-19 restrictions 3%;
  • Age 60–69:
    • volunteered through the year 23%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • before COVID-19 restrictions 10%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • during COVID-19 restrictions 3%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • since COVID-19 restrictions 4%
  • Age 70–79:
    • volunteered through the year 28%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • before COVID-19 restrictions 16%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • during COVID-19 restrictions 3%,
    • volunteered part of the year,
    • since COVID-19 restrictions 7%

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