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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1996   
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State summary tables


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Total families
'000
1995
1,634
1,202
868
395
455
127
34
76
4,791
Persons who live alone (of persons aged 15 and over)
%
1995
9.7
10.0
9.6
12.3
9.8
11.0
7.4
8.6
10.0
Average family size (persons)
no.
1995
3.2
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.2
3.1
Couple families with dependants (of all families)
%
1995
41.7
42.2
40.1
38.3
42.3
41.7
40.0
46.7
41.4
One parent families with a male parent with dependants (of all families)
%
1995
1.1
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.1
1.1
* *
* *
1.2
One parent families with a female parent with dependants (of all families)
%
1995
8.4
8.0
9.0
8.7
8.3
8.8
11.5
11.1
8.5
Couple only families (of all families)
%
1995
32.1
32.4
35.8
36.5
35.4
35.3
34.0
28.2
33.6
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)
%
1995
57.8
57.2
56.7
56.8
58.8
53.5
69.7
68.6
57.7
One parent families with dependants, parent employed (of all one parent families with dependants)
%
1995
41.3
51.4
50.7
45.5
46.8
43.0
51.0
57.9
46.9

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

FAMILY FORMATION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Crude marriage rate
no.
1994
6.4
6.0
6.5
6.1
6.1
6.1
4.5
5.5
6.2
Median age of men at first marriage
years
1994
27.3
27.3
26.8
27.0
27.4
26.5
28.2
27.2
27.2
Median age of women at first marriage
years
1994
25.1
25.4
24.8
24.9
25.2
24.5
25.6
25.2
25.1
Marriages where both partners married for the first time (of all marriages)
%
1994
68.1
70.7
65.3
65.1
64.8
63.7
58.6
68.6
67.5
Crude divorce rate
no.
1994
2.6
2.5
2.6
2.8
2.9
3.2
2.1
3.1
2.7
Median duration of marriage to separation
years
1994
7.2
7.8
8.1
8.3
8.1
8.8
7.4
7.2
7.7
Divorces involving children (of all divorces)
%
1994
50.0
nya
56.6
47.6
50.3
61.3
56.7
56.3
nya
Total fertility rate (per woman)
no.
1994
1.88
1.79
1.86
1.74
1.88
1.96
2.34
1.72
1.85
Median age of mothers at first birth within registered marriage
years
1994
28.4
28.7
28.2
28.8
28.3
28.0
28.2
28.7
28.5
Births to mothers aged under 20 (of all births)
%
1994
4.8
3.4
6.5
4.0
6.1
6.6
13.6
3.8
5.0
Births to mothers aged over 35 (of all births)
%
1994
13.3
14.0
11.3
13.5
11.9
9.8
9.6
13.6
12.9
Births outside marriage (of all births)
%
1994
24.5
20.5
29.7
26.5
28.7
31.0
56.3
23.4
25.6
Births outside marriage acknowledged by father (of all births outside marriage)
%
1994
82.5
84.1
81.1
84.1
82.4
85.3
65.9
82.1
82.2



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