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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
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State summary tables


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

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

Total families'0001994
1,607
1,192
831
398
441
131
33
75
4,709
Persons who live alone (of persons aged 15 years and over)%1994
10.0
9.7
9.9
12.3
10.5
11.3
11.1
8.7
10.2
Average family size (persons)no.1994
3.2
3.2
3.1
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.2
3.1
Couple families with dependants (of all families)%1994
42.3
42.5
40.5
37.9
41.5
39.9
48.3
47.0
41.6
One parent families with dependants (of all families)%1994
8.7
8.5
9.3
9.0
9.6
10.2
12.6
12.3
9.0
Couple only families (of all families)%1994
31.7
32.6
34.7
37.9
34.3
36.6
27.6
28.0
33.3
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
Couples with dependants, both employed (of all couples with dependants)%1994
51.7
52.7
52.9
55.0
52.9
49.1
63.7
64.1
52.8



FAMILY FORMATION

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

Crude marriage rate (marriages per 1,000 mean population)no.1993
6.7
6.1
6.6
6.2
6.2
6.5
4.8
6.0
6.4
Median age of men at first marriageyears1993
27.2
27.0
26.6
26.8
27.1
26.5
28.7
27.1
27.0
Median age of women at first marriageyears1993
24.9
25.2
24.4
24.6
24.8
24.3
25.7
25.1
24.8
Crude divorce rate (divorces per 1,000 mean population)no.1993
2.7
2.4
2.7
2.7
2.8
3.0
2.3
3.0
2.7
Median duration of marriage to separationyears1993
7.1
7.7
7.9
8.2
8.1
8.3
6.9
8.2
7.6
Divorces involving children (of all divorces)%1993
50.6
53.7
55.6
49.4
53.6
61.7
58.5
56.8
52.6
Total fertility rate (per woman)no.1993
1.91
1.78
1.91
1.78
1.88
1.93
2.31
1.69
1.87
Median age of mothers at nuptial first confinementyears1993
28.2
28.5
28.0
28.6
28.3
27.6
28.4
28.3
28.3
Births to mothers under 20 years (of all births)%1993
5.0
3.4
6.6
4.3
5.8
7.7
12.9
4.2
5.1
Births outside marriage (of all births)%1993
23.9
19.7
29.2
25.4
27.9
31.5
55.3
22.9
24.9
Births outside marriage acknowledged by father (of all births outside marriage)%1993
82.0
83.3
80.9
82.9
81.7
86.0
64.2
87.7
81.7

Reference periods: Data on defacto couples are at census date. Data on other living arrangements are at 30 June.

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