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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
Family and Community – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Living arrangements

1. Total households '000
na
2 455
2 492
2 528
2 566
2 605
2 643
2 679
2. Lone person households '000
na
587
604
621
639
657
675
690
3. Total families(a) '000
1 721
1 777
1 798
1 826
1 836
1 843
1 876
1 896
4. Couple families without children(a) '000
601
656
650
685
687
660
717
699
5. Families with dependent children(a) '000
869
859
893
875
882
902
898
904
6. One parent families with dependent children –of all families with dependent children(a) %
20.7
20.6
22.1
22.2
22.7
21.6
21.6
22.2
7. De facto couple families–of all couple families %
na
11.5
na
na
na
na
13.3
na

Family formation

8. Marriage rate per 1,000 population rate
6.1
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.6
5.3
5.6
nya
9. Total fertility rate per female(a) rate
1.815
1.762
1.743
1.757
1.774
1.743
1.775
1.856
10. Median age of mother at first birth in current relationship years
28.6
28.8
29.0
29.2
29.3
29.5
29.6
nya
11. Divorce rate per 1,000 population rate
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.4
2.2
2.2
2.1
nya
12. Children aged 0–17 years involved in a divorce in year '000
14.1
13.5
13.6
13.4
12.8
13.1
12.5
nya
13. Children aged 0–17 years with a natural parent living elsewhere %
na
na
na
r21.8
na
na
na
na

Families and work

14. Both parents employed –couple families with dependent children(a) %
59.2
58.4
59.8
59.5
60.0
61.1
62.1
61.0
15. Both parents not employed –couple families with dependent children(a) %
7.1
7.5
6.8
6.9
6.7
5.5
6.8
5.7
16. Lone parent not employed –one parent families with dependent children(a) %
48.9
53.7
50.8
51.0
52.0
45.6
48.5
43.8
17. Children aged 0–14 years without an employed parent in the household %
19.4
18.2
na
16.2
15.7
na
14.2
nya

Family and community

18. Adults that can get support from others outside the household in time of crisis(b) %
na
na
93.2
na
na
na
92.8
na
19. Carers for a person with a disability(c) %
na
na
na
11.4
na
na
na
na
20. Households which include carer(s) %
na
na
na
20.7
na
na
na
na
21. Children 0–11 years who received informal child care from relatives %
na
na
25.9
na
na
30.0
na
na
22. Children 0–2 years using formal child care(d) %
na
na
21.5
na
na
25.9
na
na
23. Children 3–4 years using formal child care(d) %
na
na
40.9
na
na
46.0
na
na
24. Children on care and protection orders per 1,000 children rate
4.8
5.1
5.1
5.6
na
5.4
5.8
6.8

Community participation

25. Voluntary work undertaken–adults(b) %
na
na
33.4
na
na
na
32.7
na
26. Participated in sport or physical recreation–adults(b) %
na
na
61.3
na
na
na
58.7
na
27. Attended cultural events–adults(b) %
na
na
86.2
na
na
na
87.0
na
28. Participated in organised sport–children(e) %
60.2
na
na
62.3
na
na
64.7
na
29. Participated in cultural activities–children(e) %
31.5
na
na
29.9
na
na
34.6
na
30. Households with an Internet connection %
32
45
48
54
na
56
60
64

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Data are revised.
(b) Persons aged 18 years and over.
(c) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(d) Excludes preschools.
(e) Children aged 5–14 years.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS Census of Population and Housing
7
2.4
ABS Child Care Survey
21–23
2.9–2.10
ABS General Social Survey
18; 25–27
2.7; 2.13–2.15
ABS Household Use of Information Technology Survey
30
2.18
ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
. .
2.16
ABS Survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities
28–29
2.17
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
19–20
2.12
ABS Survey of Income and Housing
17
2.8
ABS Vitals Collection
10
2.3
Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0)
9
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2007, Child Protection Australia, 2006–07 (AIHW cat. no. CWS 31)
24
2.11
Divorces, Australia (cat. no. 3307.0.55.001)
11–12
2.3
Family Characteristics (cat. no. 4442.0)
13
2.2; 2.5–2.6
Household and Family Projections, Australia (cat. no. 3236.0.55.002)
1–2
. .
Labour Force, Australia, Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001)
3–6; 14–16
. .
Marriages, Australia (cat. no. 3306.0.55.001)
8
2.3
NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Two Ways Together Report on Indicators 2007
24
2.11
NSW Department of Community Services, Key Information and Directory System (KiDS), 2006–07
. .
2.11

. . not applicable


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