1367.8 - Australian Capital Territory Statistical Indicators, Mar 2003
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2003
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Number of lone parents in the Australian Capital Territory on the rise
The number of one parent families in the ACT has increased by 28% since 1991, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The 1991 Census counted 49,854 families in the ACT, of which 20% were one parent families and 80% were couple families with children. In 2001, these figures increased to 51,820 families, of which 24% were one parent families and 76% were couple families with children.
The proportion of lone parents who have never married also increased in the ACT from 19% of all lone parents in 1996 to 20% in 2001. The most dramatic increase was for lone fathers, with the percentage never married increasing from 11% in 1996 to 14% in 2001.
These figures are available in the latest issue of the ABS publication, Australian Capital Territory Statistical Indicators. This publication also includes the following findings:
The publication also contains figures relating to the ACT's schools and schooling, demography, labour force, prices, building and construction, crime and justice, finance, retail, the economy, transport and climate. Investigating schools and schooling in the ACT, the ABS found:
Further information is in Australian Capital Territory Statistical Indicators, March Quarter 2003 (cat. no. 1367.8).
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