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One of the major aspects of life that contribute to wellbeing is support and nurture within families and households. Members of a household form a core community of support and therefore data on living arrangements can add to an understanding of the level of support available to individuals of different ages.
TABLE 4.1 LIVING ARRANGEMENTS BY AGE, Relationship to family/household reference person - Queensland
Living arrangements only provide a general picture of the support available through family and community. Many Queenslanders provide informal child care and various other types of assistance to their family and members of their household.
More detailed information can be found in Ageing Well: Caring for others, Queensland.
Queenslanders are also providers of support to relatives outside their household and many volunteer for community and welfare organisations.
More detailed information can be found in Ageing Well: Caring for the community, Queensland .
As well as the core community of support available through family and friends, people may also find support within the wider community. Their level of social participation and interaction can therefore be an indicator of how much wider community support they have available to them.
More detailed information can be found in Ageing Well: Social participation, Queensland.
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The data on this page were last updated on 21 July 2005.