Essay topics: The table below shows the proportion of different categories of families living in poverty in Australia in 1999.
The table illustrates the information about poverty rates among six types of households in Australia in 1999.
Overall, the survey was conducted by 1,837,000 of Australian people which represented 11% of total household in Australia. It is noticeable that, single person recorded for the higher poverty rates than couples, and people with children were more likely to be poor than those without. Poverty rates were considerably lower for elders regardless with being single or couple.
Just over a fifth of single parents were living in poverty, whereas only 12% of family with children lived under poverty. The same pattern can be seen for people with no children. Just under a fifth of single without children were living under the poverty line, while the figure for couples was much lower, at only 7%. The aged family showed much lower percentage of living in poverty where 6% for single and 4% for couples.
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