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One parent families
In one parent families with dependants, 60% of single mothers were employed compared with 71% of single fathers. (Table 9)
Nearly three-quarters (73%) of families with employed single mothers and dependants had mothers aged between 35 and 54 years. (Table 7)
The proportion of one parent families with dependants where the parent was employed generally increased with the age of the youngest dependant. The proportion with an employed parent was lowest when the youngest dependant was under 5 (41%) and the highest when the youngest dependant was over 15 (76%). This pattern was more prominent for single mothers. (Table 9)
Graph: One parent families by employment characteristics and age of youngest dependant, June 2019
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