Dependents

Domain: 
Demography
Sub-Domain: 
Population size and structure
Measure: 
Percentage of people aged less than 15 years
Rationale: 
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A dependent, as defined by this measure, is a person under the age of 15 living in a household. Dependents can be a measure of vulnerability in a community, but also a measure of the potential for the future.

Data Source: 
ABS, Population by Age and Sex, Australian States and Territories, 2010


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