Indigenous female sole parents, a preliminary analysis of 1996 census data

2017-05-05T04:19:13Z (GMT) by Daly, Anne
This paper presents a preliminary analysis of 1996 Census data relating to female indigenous sole parents. It confirms results from the 1991 Census which show that sole-parent families account for a larger share of indigenous families than is the case among other Australian families. Indigenous female sole parents tend to be younger and to have larger numbers of children and less education. They are also less likely to be in employment than other Australian sole parents. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s