(ABC) — A society dominated by childless couples could become Australia’s reality, with data analysis suggesting they will become the most common family type by 2023.
One sociologist says the trend is already happening, and future government policy will determine whether the traditional family model continues to exist.
For many millennials, like 23-year-old Karim Eldib, changing financial and social realities are important factors in the choice to have kids.
“[A lot of people] get the point where they say ‘yep, going to have a child’, and they don’t think about all the things that come with having children,” Mr Eldib said.
“I’m in a relationship and there has been talk of that but it’s not something that we’re seriously considering — it’s something we’d like to consider after we’ve done all the things we want to do.”