4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/1995   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Family >> National summary tables

National summary tables


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Total families'000
3,947
3,983
4,033
4,087
4,146
4,236
4,319
4,456
4,502
4,587
4,638
Persons who live alone (of persons aged 15 years and over)%
7.6
7.9
8.2
8.2
8.3
8.5
8.4
8.2
8.6
8.9
10.2
Average family size (persons)no.
n.a.
n.a.
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
Couple families with dependants (of all families)%
47.6
47.2
46.7
45.8
45.5
45.7
44.7
44.3
43.7
43.4
42.9
One parent families with dependants (of all families)%
7.5
7.9
7.8
7.8
8.4
8.1
7.6
8.1
8.5
9.0
9.0
Couple only families (of all families)%
29.4
28.9
29.6
30.2
30.4
30.7
31.5
31.2
31.3
31.1
32.1
De facto couples (of all couples)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.2
n.a.
n.a.
Couples with dependants, both employed (of all couples with dependants)%
40.3
42.4
45.5
48.5
50.2
50.9
53.8
55.9
53.4
53.3
52.5



FAMILY FORMATION

Units
1,983
1,984
1,985
1,986
1,987
1,988
1,989
1,990
1,991
1,992
1,993

Marriage rate (per 1,000 not married males)no.
52.4
50.7
48.8
46.0
45.7
45.3
44.2
43.0
40.9
41.1
39.8
Median age of men at first marriageyears
24.9
25.1
25.4
25.6
25.9
26.1
26.3
26.4
26.7
26.9
27.0
Median age of women at first marriageyears
22.7
22.9
23.2
23.5
23.8
24.0
24.2
24.3
24.5
24.7
24.8
Divorce rate (per 1,000 married males)no.
12.2
12.0
10.9
10.7
10.6
10.8
10.8
10.9
11.6
11.5
12.1
Median duration of marriage to separationyears
7.7
7.8
7.7
7.6
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.4
7.6
Divorces involving children (of all divorces)%
61.6
61.0
60.6
59.7
58.6
57.6
55.4
55.7
54.2
52.9
52.6
Total fertility rate (per woman) no.
1.93
1.88
1.89
1.87
1.85
1.84
1.84
1.90
1.85
1.89
1.87
Median age of mothers at nuptial first confinementyears
25.7
26.0
26.3
26.5
26.8
27.1
27.3
27.6
27.8
28.0
28.3
Births to mothers under 20 years (of all births)%
6.9
6.3
5.9
5.9
5.7
5.6
5.7
5.7
5.7
5.4
5.1
Births outside marriage (of all births)%
14.7
14.8
15.5
16.8
18.0
19.0
20.2
21.9
23.0
24.0
24.9
Births outside marriage acknowledged by father (of all births outside marriage)%
n.a.
n.a.
68.2
70.6
73.0
74.4
75.9
77.1
79.5
81.0
81.7

Reference periods: Data on family formation are for the calendar year. Data on de facto couples are at census date. Data on other living arrangements are at 30 June from 1986; prior to that the reference date was 30 July.

Previous PageNext Page