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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/1994   
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State summary tables


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

lUnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Persons who live alone (of all persons aged 15 years and over)
%
1993
10.3
9.7
10.0
11.6
9.9
10.5
9.2
8.5
10.2
Average family size (persons)
no.
1993
3.2
3.2
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.2
3.2
3.2
Couple families with dependants (of all families)
%
1993
43.3
43.8
42.7
39.7
42.0
40.6
51.9
46.5
42.9
One parent families with dependants (of all families)
%
1993
9.3
8.4
8.1
9.3
10.0
8.8
9.6
12.1
9.0
Couple only families (of all families)
%
1993
40.3
41.3
43.0
45.5
43.1
44.4
32.4
36.9
41.8
De facto couples (of all couples)
%
1991
7.9
6.7
9.7
7.9
9.6
8.3
18.5
9.2
8.2
Employed lone parents with dependants (of all lone parents with dependants)
%
1993
44.7
43.9
44.2
44.4
49.3
38.4
60.7
62.9
45.3
Couples with dependants, both employed (of all couples with dependants)
%
1993
52.1
51.9
52.7
54.4
50.4
52.8
63.1
61.9
52.5


FAMILY FORMATION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Marriage rate (per 1,000 not married males)
no.
1991
44.2
44.0
43.4
44.7
44.1
47.4
27.8
41.8
40.9
Median age of males at first marriage
years
1992
27.0
27.0
26.4
26.5
27.0
26.5
28.1
26.7
26.9
Median age of females at first marriage
years
1992
24.8
25.0
24.2
24.4
24.7
24.2
25.4
24.9
24.7
Divorce rate (per 1,000 married males)
no.
1991
10.1
11.5
13.2
12.8
12.4
13.3
11.2
33.1
11.6
Median duration of marriage to separation
years
1992
6.6
7.5
7.9
7.9
7.8
7.9
6.8
8.4
7.4
Divorces involving children (of all divorces)
%
1992
47.2
53.3
57.6
51.9
56.1
60.6
55.4
59.5
52.9
Total fertility rate (per woman)
no.
1992
1.9
1.8
1.9
1.7
1.9
1.9
2.4
1.7
1.9
Median age of mother at nuptial first confinement
years
1992
27.9
28.3
27.7
28.5
27.8
27.6
28.0
28.2
28.0
Births to mothers under 20 years (of all births)
%
1992
5.3
3.7
6.8
4.9
6.1
7.1
15.1
4.1
5.4
Births outside marriage (of all births)
%
1992
23.1
19.1
27.9
25.0
26.6
28.4
55.3
20.4
24.0
Births outside marriage acknowledged by father (of all births outside marriage)
%
1992
81.7
82.4
80.3
82.3
80.1
83.7
66.0
85.5
81.0



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