Text description: Looking back, looking forward

Infographic 1: How would you rate 2021 for your family?

  • 36% rated 2021 as a good or very good year
  • 24% rated 2021 as a bad or very bad year

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Figure 1: Reflections on families’ 2021, by whether in a more COVID-affected state or territory

Stacked bar chart

  • Australia:
    • a very good year - 5%
    • a good year - 31%
    • neither a good nor bad year - 39%
    • a bad year - 19%
    • a very bad year - 5%
  • More COVID-affected states and territories:
    • a very good year - 4%
    • a good year - 28%
    • neither a good nor bad year - 41%
    • a bad year - 22%
    • a very bad year - 6%
  • Less COVID-affected states and territories:
    • a very good year - 7%
    • a good year - 36%
    • neither a good nor bad year - 36%
    • a bad year - 16%
    • a very bad year - 4%

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Figure 2: Proportion reporting that they (or their partner) experienced a life event in 2021 or in the previous five years

Bar chart

  • Married or moved in with partner:
    • 2021 - 2%
    • 2016–20 - 11%
  • Gave birth to or adopted new child:
    • 2021 - 4%
    • 2016–20 - 13%
  • Death of spouse or child:
    • 2021 - 1%
    • 2016–20 - 13%
  • Death of other close family member
    • 2021 - 13%
    • 2016–20 - 26%
  • Natural disaster:
    • 2021 - 5%
    • 2016–20 - 12%
  • Serious personal illness or injury:
    • 2021 - 12%
    • 2016–20 - 20%
  • Separate from partner:
    • 2021 - 2%
    • 2016–20 - 9%

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Infographic 2: Considering the total family income in 2021:

  • 12% experiences a significant income gain
  • 27% experiences a significant income loss

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Figure 3: Prediction for family’s 2022, by whether in a more locked-down state or territory

Stacked bar chart

  • Australia:
    • much better - 15%,
    • better - 47%,
    • about the same - 31%,
    • worse - 3%,
    • much worse - 1%,
    • don't know - 3%
  • More COVID-affected states and territories:
    • much better - 18%,
    • better - 52%,
    • about the same - 24%,
    • worse - 2%,
    • much worse - 1%,
    • don't know - 4%
  • Less COVID-affected states and territories:
    • much better - 11%,
    • better - 38%,
    • about the same - 42%,
    • worse - 5%,
    • much worse - 2%,
    • don't know - 3%

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