6224.0.55.001 - Labour Force, Australia: Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2013   
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In this Issue
What is a Family?
How do we define a 'family' and what exactly are 'dependants'?
Australian Families
In June 2012, there were an estimated 6.4 million families in Australia with 19.4 million family members.
Couple Families
Of the 5.4 million couple families in Australia in June 2012, 79% had at least one partner employed.
One Parent Families
In June 2012, there were 961 thousand one parent families and 81% of these were single mothers.
Jobless Families
There were 1.3 million jobless families in June 2012 and one in every four had dependent children aged under 25 years.
Dependants aged 15 to 24
Australia had 1.4 million dependent students in June 2012.
Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Families, Australia, June 2013 (cat. no. 6224.0.55.001) is expected to be released around October 2014. This will allow the 2013 estimates to be based on the most up-to-date estimated resident population (ERP). The ERP will be rebased in mid 2013 and backcast to 1991. For more information, see the feature article The 2006-2011 Intercensal Period and Revisions to Historical ERP in Australian Demographic Statistics, June 2012 (cat. no. 3101.0). After the ERP has been rebased, new estimates of households and families will be produced, and they will be used to benchmark the Families estimates. The 2013 Families product will include revised rebenchmarked family estimates for previous years.