6224.0.55.001 - Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
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DEPENDANTS AGED 15 TO 24

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DEPENDANTS AGED 15 TO 24

The number of families with the age of youngest dependant between 15 and 24 has increased over the past 7 years, from 17% in 2005 to 19% in 2011. 75% of these families are couple families.


Graph: Shows an increase in the number of dependent students aged 15-24 living with their parents


Of the 1.3 million dependent students studying full-time and living with their parents, 43% were employed, 6% were unemployed and the rest were not in the labour force.


NON-DEPENDENT CHILDREN AGED 15 TO 24

The percentage of families with non-dependent children aged 15 to 24 was 9% in 2011. 71% of these families were couple families.

Of the 840 thousand non-dependent children aged 15 to 24, 79% were employed, 10% were unemployed with the remainder not in the labour force.


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