Modern Australian/ Western Australian Family Issues and Trends.

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Modern Australian/ Western Australian Family Issues and Trends. by Mind Map: Modern Australian/ Western Australian Family Issues and Trends.

1. Increase in defacto families

2. Approximately one quarter of Australian residents were born overseas and many residents have a parent who was born overseas.

3. Religion has a different value then it did in the past, so more people feel comfortable with things such as birth control and homosexuality.

4. Western Australia is the most multicultural state in the most multicultur country in the world. This has resulted in a range of new family structers and living partterns from all around the world.

5. Australia has been named "Worlds Fattest Country". According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2008, 62% of the male population and 42% of the female population was overweight and this number continues to increase.

6. Approximately one quarter of Australian residents were born overseas and many residents have a parent or relative who was born overseas.

7. Contraception has become common and more widely accepted in 'western' society as opposed in the past.

8. The average age for Australian women to have their first child is 29 years.

9. The average Australian family consists of three or more members.

10. Majority of Australian children live with their natural parents.

11. Increase and further invention of technology has changed how people communicate and learn.

12. About 29% of Australians never marry

13. One in three Australian marriges end in divorce

14. More childless couples.

15. Children are more likely to live with their mothers.

16. Children are easily exposed to more than they were in the past such as violence, sex and alcohol. This is a result of the media, internet and the development of technology.

17. Alcohol effects many Australian families in a negative way, being a common source for issues such as child neglect, health problems and domestic violence.

18. By Alana Renehan