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4159.0 - General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010  
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Contents >> Social networks, support and trust >> Support for relatives living outside the household


Support for children living outside the household

In 2010 there were 1.98 million adults whose own or whose partner's children aged 0 to 24 years were living in another household. At 12% of the adult population this represents a slight decline since 2002 (14%) and 2006 (13%). However, the proportion of parents with children living elsewhere who provided some form of support to those children was higher in 2010 (75%) than in either 2002 (66%) or 2006 (69%). The support arrangements included financial support (such as Child Support Payments, money to meet living or educational costs, or providing pocket money), and other forms of support (such as driving them places or lending them a car) (table 1).

Support for other relatives living outside the household

In 2010, 4.6 million people aged 18 years and over were providing some form of support to their relatives living elsewhere (excluding their own or their partner's children aged 0 to 24 years) (table 2). If partner support for other relatives (also excluding children aged 0 to 24 years of either partner) is included, the number of people providing support to relatives living elsewhere rises to 5.3 million people (31%), about the same as in 2006 (table 1).

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