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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
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National summary tables


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Persons who live alone (of persons aged 15 years and over)
%
n.a.
7.6
7.9
8.2
8.2
8.3
8.5
8.4
8.2
8.6
8.9
Average family size (persons)
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.3
3.3
3.3
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
Couple families with dependants (of all families)
%
46.6
47.6
47.2
46.7
45.8
45.5
45.7
44.7
44.3
43.7
43.4
One parent families with dependants (of all families)
%
7.7
7.5
7.9
7.8
7.8
8.4
8.1
7.6
8.1
8.5
9.0
Couple only families (of all families)
%
29.6
29.4
28.9
29.6
30.2
30.4
30.7
31.5
31.2
31.3
31.1
De facto couples (of all couples)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.2
n.a.
Employed lone parents with dependants (of all lone parents with dependants)
%
40.9
36.4
38.5
40.0
42.5
42.1
43.9
50.2
49.0
47.0
45.7
Couples with dependants, both employed (of all couples with dependants)
%
42.0
40.3
41.9
44.3
31.2
48.9
49.7
52.4
54.3
51.5
51.0


FAMILY FORMATION

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Marriage rate (per 1,000 not married males)
no.
55.0
52.4
50.7
48.8
46.0
45.7
45.3
44.2
43.0
40.9
n.y.a.
Median age of males at first marriage
years
24.6
24.9
25.1
25.4
25.6
25.9
26.1
26.3
26.4
26.7
26.9
Median age of females at first marriage
years
22.4
22.7
122.9
23.2
23.5
23.8
24.0
24.2
24.3
24.5
24.7
Divorce rate (per 1,000 married males)
no.
12.5
12.2
12.0
10.9
10.7
10.6
10.8
10.8
10.9
11.6
11.5
Median duration of marriage to separation
years
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.7
7.6
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.4
Divorces involving children (of all divorces)
%
61.6
61.6
61.0
60.6
59.7
58.6
57.6
55.4
55.7
54.2
52.9
Total fertility rate (per woman)
no.
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.8
1.9
1.9
1.9
Median age of mother at nuptial first confinement
years
25.5
25.7
26.0
26.3
26.5
26.8
27.1
27.3
27.6
27.8
28.0
Births to mothers under 20 years (of all births)
%
7.2
6.9
6.3
5.9
5.9
5.7
5.6
5.7
5.7
5.7
5.4
Births outside marriage (of all births)
%
13.7
14.7
14.8
15.5
16.8
18.0
19.0
20.2
21.9
23.0
24.0
Births outside marriage acknowledged by father (of all births outside marriage)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
68.2
70.6
73.0
74.4
75.9
77.1
79.5
81.0



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