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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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State summary tables


LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

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

Total families
'000
1996
1,647
1,191
892
401
461
131
34
75
4,834
Persons who live alone (of persons aged 15 and over)
%
1996
10.0
10.2
9.5
12.3
10.4
11.5
7.2
9.1
10.2
Average family size (persons)
no.
1996
3.2
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.3
3.2
3.1
Couple families with dependants (of all families)
%
1996
41.3
41.7
38.6
37.4
40.6
39.5
48.9
47.1
40.6
One-parent families with a male parent with dependants (of all families)
%
1996
1.3
1.1
1.5
1.2
0.8
1.4
* *
* *
1.3
One-parent families with a female parent with dependants (of all families)
%
1996
8.2
8.3
8.7
8.5
8.4
9.2
10.5
9.1
8.4
Couple only families (of all families)
%
1996
33.0
32.4
37.4
36.3
35.2
36.9
26.3
29.5
34.1
De facto couples (of all couples)
%
1991
7.9
6.7
9.7
7.9
9.6
8.3
18.5
9.2
8.4
Couples with dependants, both employed (of all couples with dependants)
%
1996
55.1
55.9
55.4
59.1
52.3
53.3
61.2
69.7
55.7
One-parent families with dependants, parent employed (of all one parent families with dependants)
%
1996
47.5
45.6
43.1
45.2
51.2
49.3
65.6
63.4
46.8

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.
1995
6.2
5.9
6.3
5.8
6.0
6.0
4.6
5.8
6.1
Median age of men at first marriage
years
1995
27.5
27.4
26.9
27.0
27.5
26.8
28.4
27.2
27.3
Median age of women at first marriage
years
1995
25.3
25.7
24.9
25.1
25.5
24.8
26.1
25.3
25.3
Marriages where both partners married for the first time (of all marriages)
%
1995
68.3
70.4
65.3
65.9
64.7
63.1
60.6
66.4
67.5
Crude divorce rate
no.
1995
2.4
2.6
3.1
2.8
2.9
2.7
2.2
* *
2.8
Median duration of marriage to separation
years
1995
6.7
7.6
8.0
8.2
8.8
8.3
6.8
8.1
7.6
Divorces involving children (of all divorces)
%
1994
50.0
n.a.
56.6
47.6
50.3
61.3
56.7
56.3
n.a.
Total fertility rate (per woman)
no.
1995
1.87
1.76
1.82
1.75
1.86
1.91
2.43
1.69
1.82
Median age of mothers at first birth within registered marriage
years
1995
28.5
28.9
28.1
29.1
28.5
28.3
28.5
28.6
28.6
Births to mothers aged under 20 (of all births)
%
1995
4.7
3.4
6.4
4.3
6.0
6.3
13.8
3.9
4.9
Births to mothers aged over 35 (of all births)
%
1995
14.1
14.8
12.0
14.6
12.8
11.8
9.6
14.3
13.7
Births outside marriage (of all births)
%
1995
24.9
21.8
30.7
27.4
29.7
33.3
57.2
25.7
26.6
Births outside marriage acknowledged by father (of all births outside marriage)
%
1995
83.8
84.6
82.6
85.3
84.3
86.6
64.3
81.5
83.3



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