In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500


Parental Unemployment Status


Indicator  description

An indicator of the unemployment status of parents in the ACT, whether they are sole or dual income families.

What do we  measure?

Family composition and labour force status of parents/partners, one-parent, or a couple with children in the ACT.

Why is this important?

Parental unemployment status is an indicator of how well the family is doing in terms of supporting and providing sufficient basic necessities. It is important for government to know for planning and informational purposes.57

How is the ACT Progressing?

Table 44: Number and proportion (%) of couple families and one-parent families in family households by labour force status, ACT, 2011 and 2016

  

2011

2016

Couple family with children

Unemployed (no.)

53

85

Proportion of total couple family with children (%)

0.1

0.2

Not in the labour force (no.)

1,961

2,391

Proportion of total couple family with children (%)

4.5

5.0

 

Total couple family with children (no.)

43,196

48,008

One-parent family

Unemployed (no.)

361

472

Proportion of total one parent family (%)

2.7

3.3

Not in the labour force (no.)

3,816

4,295

Proportion of total one parent family (%)

28.1

30.4

Total one parent family (no.)

13,601

14,129

Source: ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing, No 2003.0; Table 30.

Note Data retrieved from TableBuilder and may not add due to the ABS random adjustments to avoid the release of confidential data. Includes same-sex couple families.

Census data in 2016 showed that the number of one-parent families and couple families with children who were unemployed in the ACT increased, compared to the 2011 Census results.

From 2011 to 2016, the proportion of one-parent families who were unemployed increased by 0.6 of a percentage point to 3.3 per cent, while the proportion of one-parent families who were not in the labour force increased by 2.3 percentage points to 30.4 per cent.

Over the same period, the proportion of couple families, with children and both parents unemployed, increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 0.2 per cent.Parental unemployment status

57 ACT Government 2016, A Picture of Children and Young People in the ACT 2016