This publication presents information about the labour force status and other characteristics of families from June 2012–June 2016. Information is also provided on the number and age of children in the family.
The information in this publication was collected as part of the monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) that was conducted in June of each year. Family type has been derived from questions which establish the relationships between members of the households selected in the survey.
Relationship in household and families data are collected each month in the LFS and published in Labour Force Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001) as estimates that relate to the number of persons. In contrast, estimates provided in this publication relate to the number of families rather than the number of persons. Estimates are also provided for the number of children aged 0–4 years, 5–9 years and 10–14 years in families. Children are normally outside of the scope of the labour force survey but are included in this publication because of the focus on the labour force status of families.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.