Welfare in its broadest sense refers to the wellbeing of people—for example, being comfortable, happy, healthy and safe. The AIHW has compiled Australia’s welfare— a biennial national report card on the welfare of Australians and the role of welfare support and services—since 1993.
of children aged 0–12 regularly attend formal or informal child care
young people are fully engaged in education and/or employment
of households own their home, with or without a mortgage
of the 9 million households in Australia are family households; 2.1 million are single-person households
was spent on welfare by Australian governments in 2012–13.
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