Some people in Australia think that if you live with your parents, you can’t make it in “the real world.”
People who live with their parents or have moved back in with them used to be called lazy, disorganised, and dependent.
But as the pandemic has gone on and the cost of living in the country has gone up, these words have been changed to include “practical” and “cost-effective.”
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said that 456,543 people between the ages of 25 and 34 were living with their parents. This information came from the 2021 Census.
Since the 2016 survey, the number has gone up by almost 17%.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) first noticed this trend in 2016, when they found that 43% of 20–24-year-olds were living with their parents.