The Australian Institute for Family Studies discovered that about a quarter of all Australian households are single-person homes, and 26 percent of women living alone are under 50, compared to 45 percent of men.
Some of the benefits of living alone, women listed a more successful professional job compared to male counterparts or women living with other people. When it comes to education, 45 percent of women completed a higher level of education compared to 26 percent of men. Finally, single women are more likely to follow a successful career, with 38 percent of single-household had a professional job.
Single women also have a higher section of salary, with a fifth of young women falling into the category of top tier income bracket, compared to just 7 percent of young women who share a household.
“In many respects these young women who live alone are well to-do and have choices,” said Dr. Lixia Qu of the Australian Institute of Family Studies. “Their success provides them with more options which means they do not need to partner, or their work and career provide more attractions than partnering and having a family.”