DATA FROM THE HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY
Income inequality and housing
* Income inequality is around the same level as it was two decades ago and household disposable income growth has slowed.
* Those in the highest tax brackets are more likely to stay there with three-in-four of these people remaining in the highest wealth bracket.
* People living in their own homes also decreased to 65 per cent over the past two decades and homeowners' debt levels have doubled in real terms to over $355,000.
* Household disposable income has only grown by six per cent between 2009 and 2017 after jumping 28 per cent in the eight years prior.
* Adults between the age of 18 and 29 are also more likely to still be living at home, with the increase most profound in women aged 18 to 25.
* Australia's most common household are couples with dependent children, which makes up more than 40 per cent of the population.
* Only 10 per cent of Australians live alone.
* The number of daily smokers has gone down to 11 per cent from 19 per cent in 2001.
* Australians are drinking less as well, with 11 per cent of people drinking alcohol on more than five days a week, which is down from 15 per cent in 2002.
* But obesity has gone up, with almost 60 per cent of Aussies overweight or obese.
* This would likely correlate with unchanged exercise attitudes from 2001, with just over a third of Australians getting in 30 minutes of activity in at least three times a week.
* There has been an upwards trend of psychological distress since 2013.
* More than 23 per cent of men and 19 per cent of women said they were in psychological distress.
* People aged between 15 to 24 had the highest level with 30 per cent saying they were in psychological stress.
* The number of families sending pre-school age children to childcare has almost doubled to more than one-in-two since 2001.
* The amount of money spent on childcare has also gone up, with weekly out of pocket costs jumping to an average of $205 compared to $130.
Women and work
* Women in heterosexual couples do significantly more housework than men, raking up almost 50 hours a week compared to less than 28 hours.
* Unsurprisingly, women then said they suffered higher rates of time stress, with just under 40 per cent feeling stressed for time "often" or "almost always" compared to less than 30 per cent of men.
Attitudes towards LGBTQI+ Australians
* All age groups increased the extent to which they agreed with the statement that homosexual couples should have the same rights as heterosexual couples.
(SOURCE: Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey)
Australian Associated Press