Fact sheets

Brief, statistical publications which outline changing family trends.

Attitudes towards intergenerational support

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 11 — November 2016

Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.

The modern Australian family

Jennifer Baxter
Facts Sheet— May 2016

Explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.

The modern Australian family

The nature of living alone in Australia

David de Vaus and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 9 — December 2015

What is the nature of living alone and what does it means to the individuals involved?

The nature of living alone in Australia

Living alone and personal wellbeing

David de Vaus and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 10 — December 2015

How does living alone influence social connection, health behaviours and subjective wellbeing?

Living alone and personal wellbeing

Life satisfaction across life course transitions

Lixia Qu and David de Vaus
Australian Family Trends No. 8 — September 2015

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?

Life satisfaction across life course transitions

Demographics of living alone

David de Vaus and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 6 — March 2015

People living alone now account for a quarter of all Australian households.

Demographics of living alone

Australian households and families

Lixia Qu and Ruth Weston
Australian Family Trends No. 4 — July 2013

This facts sheet examines the extent and nature of change in household and family forms.

Australian households and families

Working out relationships

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu
Australian Family Trends No. 3 — May 2013

This facts sheet focuses on partnership and fertility trends, with a view to feeding into such decision-making

Working out relationships

Parents working out work

Jennifer Baxter
Australian Family Trends No. 1 — April 2013

This sheet presents statistical information about trends in parents' engagement in paid work, examining mothers' and fathers' employment patterns

Parents working out work

Past and present adoptions in Australia

Daryl Higgins
Facts Sheet— February 2012

Provides a summary of the ways in which adoption currently operates, past adoption practices, and the potential impacts adoption has on those involved

Past and present adoptions in Australia

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