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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

Includes: types of families, child care, child protection, carers for people with a disability, community participation, volunteering, and Internet access. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Family and Community - 2007 (29 Kb, xls).


Family and Community, NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Living arrangements

1. Total households '000
na
2 454.7
2 491.8
2 528.4
2 565.9
2 604.6
2 643.0
2. Lone person households '000
na
586.9
604.3
621.3
638.7
656.7
675.0
3. Total families '000
1 721
1 777
1 798
1 827
1 838
1 844
1 877
4. Couple families without children '000
601
656
649
686
687
660
717
5. Families with dependent children '000
869
859
893
875
884
903
899
6. One parent families with dependent children-of all families with dependent children %
20.7
20.6
r21.9
22.1
22.6
21.6
21.6
7. Defacto couples-of all couple families %
na
11.5
na
na
na
na
na

Family formation

8. Marriage rate per 1,000 population rate
6.1
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.6
5.3
nya
9. Total fertility rate per female rate
1.815
1.762
1.801
1.796
1.794
1.757
1.808
10. Median age of mother at first birth in current relationship years
28.6
28.8
29.0
29.2
29.3
29.5
nya
11. Divorce rate per 1,000 population rate
2.3
2.4
2.6
2.4
2.2
2.2
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
nya
13. Children aged 0-17 years with a natural parent living elsewhere %
na
na
na
r21.8
na
na
na

Families and work

14. Both parents employed - couple families with dependent children %
59.2
58.7
59.9
59.8
60.1
61.5
62.3
15. Both parents not employed - couple families with dependent children %
7.1
7.5
6.8
6.7
6.7
5.5
6.8
16. Singe parent not employed - one parent families with dependent children %
48.9
53.1
51.0
51.3
52.5
45.1
48.5
17. Children aged 0-14 years without an employed parent in the household %
19.4
18.2
na
16.2
15.7
na
nya
18. Families with children aged 0-11 years who used work arrangements to care for child %
na
na
54.5
na
na
61.5
na

Family and community

19. Adults that can get support from others outside the household in time of crisis(a) %
na
na
93.2
na
na
na
nya
20. Carers for a person with a disability(b) %
na
na
na
11.4
na
na
na
21. Children aged 0-11 years who received some informal child care from relatives %
na
na
25.9
na
na
30.0
na
22. Children aged 0-2 years who used formal child care(c) %
na
na
21.5
na
na
25.9
na
23. Children aged 3-4 years who used formal child care(c) %
na
na
40.9
na
na
46.0
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

Community participation

25. Voluntary work-adults(a) %
na
na
33.4
na
na
na
nya
26. Participated in organised sport or physical recreation-adults(a) %
na
na
32.7
na
na
na
nya
27. Attended cultural events-adults(a) %
na
na
86.2
na
na
82.9
na
28. Participated in organised sport-children(d) %
60.2
na
na
62.3
na
na
64.7
29. Participated in cultural activities-children(d) %
31.5
na
na
29.9
na
na
34.6
30. Households with an Internet connection %
32
45
48
54
na
56
60

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Persons aged 18 years and over.
(b) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(c) To enable comparisons over time, preschool has been removed from formal care for all time periods shown in this table. In surveys prior to 2005, the definition of formal care included preschool.
(d) Children aged 5-14 years.

SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicators

ABS data available on request, ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
7
ABS data available on request, ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
. .
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities Survey
28-29
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
20
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Income and Housing
17
ABS data available on request, ABS Vitals Collection
10
Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4114.0)
27
Australian Demographic Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3101.0)
9
Australian Historical Population Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3105.0.65.001)
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2006 Child Protection Australia 2004-05, (AIHW cat. no. CWS 28)
24
Child Care, Australia, New South Wales Tables (ABS cat. no. 4402.0)
18; 21-23
Divorces, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3307.0.55.001)
11-12
Family Characteristics (ABS cat. no. 4442.0)
13
General Social Survey, New South Wales (ABS cat. no. 4159.1.55.001)
19; 25-26
Household and Family Projections, Australia Series II (ABS cat. no. 3236.0)
1-2
Household Use of Information Technology, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8146.0)
30
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.001)
3-6; 14-16
Marriages, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3306.0.55.001)
8
NSW Department of Community Services, Key Information and Directory System (KiDS), 2005-06
. .
Sports Attendance, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4174.0)
. .

. . not applicable

For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.

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