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Why people are waiting longer than ever to have their first child

Tom Elliott
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Travelling the world, owning home and career ambitions have been listed as key factors why Australian adults are having their first child later than previous generations.

A survey of more than 1000 parents asked respondents what factors they considered, if any, before becoming a parent.

Anne Hollonds, National Children’s Commissioner, said there was no doubt the culture has shifted.

She said the average age of a woman having their first child was now 31.

“The twenties are now seen as an extension of adolescence,” she said.

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