The restrictions in place across Australia from March to help stop the spread of COVID-19 meant people were using their time in different ways. Families were spending a lot more time together and parents were doing more with their children.
Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot outlines some of the changes over the last four decades in when, how and where we work.
Australians are being reminded to keep in touch with their elderly loved ones, with this research released revealing older Australians were among the most isolated from family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.