Australian Bureau of Statistics
1344.8.55.001 - ACT Stats, 2005
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The 2002 ABS General Social Survey (GSS) provides many insights into the economic wellbeing of various groups in the Australian community. In particular, the GSS collected information on aspects of "financial stress" in the Australian community.
FINANCIAL STRESS IN THE ACT AND AUSTRALIA
In the ACT in 2002:
Selected Financial Stress Indicators
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS AND FAMILY STRESS
The 2002 GSS presents financial stress information for people aged 18 and over (who we describe as adults from now on) living in households, broken down by four household characteristics: family type, age, employment and household tenure.
Financial stress in the ACT varied with family type. For instance 36% of single parents (adults in one parent families with dependent children) had at least one cash flow problem in the 12 months before the survey, compared to only 8% of adults living in couple only, one family households.
Selected Financial Stress Indicators, by one parent family households
The incidence of financial stress tended to decrease with age in the ACT (broadly consistent with what happened for Australia as a whole), although more 25-34 year olds reported dissaving actions than those aged 18-24.
Selected Financial Stress Indicators, by age of selected person in household
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