Household and Family Projection
All Australian families have different living arrangements. They all vary from state to state. The number of households in Australia is projected to increase of between 39% and 47%. Therefore the average household size is projected to decrease from 2.6 people per household to between 2.2 and 2.3. The 3 specific arrangements such as lone person, older people aged 75 and over and couple families without children will differ over the 25 years period.
Lone person is meant that a person who makes provision for his or her food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person to form part of a multi-person household. He or she may live in a dwelling on their own or share a dwelling with another individual or family. Lone person households are projected to reveal the greatest percentage increase of all household type by between 57% and 105%. The increase in the number of people living alone is related to the ageing of the population, increases in divorce/ separation, the delaying of marriage, and the fact that older women; in particular, are more likely to live alone than others. Although unlike other state and territories, the Northern Territory has more lone male households than lone female (between 55% - 93% for males, and 66% - 153% for females). It could be that NT has more work for men. In regions like VIC, ACT and SA have really limited amount of lone person, because these states are more highly populated which could provide more families and their needed facility to create one.
Older people aged 75 and over are representing only 6% of Australians. However the quantity is projected to more than double. It could be a possibility of the people are dying before the age of 75 as to elders don’t get enough care and also these days the young generation are exposed to more harm such as alcohol, drugs and violence. The number of older Australians living with a partner is projected to increase to between 39%...