1344.8.55.001 - ACT Stats, 2007
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/09/2007 Ceased
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Canberra/Queanbeyan: de facto families more likely,
but fewer kids in families overall - ABS
Couples in the ACT region are now more likely to be in a de facto relationship, and have fewer children than ten years ago, according to an analysis of Census figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The proportion of ACT families with children was 47% in 2006 – down from 49% in 2001 and 53% in 1996.
In Queanbeyan, families with children fell from 51% in 1996 to 49% in 2006.
At the national level, the fall was from 50% to 45% between 1996 and 2006.
Some of the other key findings are highlighted below.
For the ACT:
Further details can be found in the September 2007 issue of ACT Stats (cat. no. 1344.8.55.001).
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