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6224.0.55.001 - Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/09/2011   
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What is a Family?What is a Family?
How do we define a 'family' and what exactly are 'dependants'?
Australian FamiliesAustralian Families
In Jun 2011, there were an estimated 6.4 million families in Australia with 19.2 million family members. 3.4 million people did not live in a family unit.
Couple FamiliesCouple Familes
Of the 5.4 million couple families in Australia in Jun 2011, 80% had at least one partner employed.
Lone Parent FamiliesLone Parent Families
In Jun 2011, there were 950 thousand lone parent families and 83% of these were single mums.
Jobless FamiliesJobless Families
There were 1.2 million jobless families in Jun 2011 and 1 in every 4 had dependent children.
Dependants aged 15 to 24Dependants aged 15 to 24
Over 40% of Australia's 1.3 million dependent students were employed.
BetaWorksData Visualisation on βetaWorks
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