Source: The Mercury, 18 February, 1997, p.3
AUSTRALIANS move house an average of 11 times during their lives,more than double that of people living in the United Kingdom and most parts of Europe. Most Australians have completed half of all of their moves by the age of 27 and by the age of 40 they will probably have completed three quarters. After 65 most people only move house once. Dr Martin Bell of the Department of Geography at the University of Adelaide believes the relative restlessness of Aust- ralians could be a hangover from our immigrant forbears. People aged in their 20s tend to stay a median length of 1.3 years before moving on. By the early 70s the median stay in one home has risen to 16.2 years.
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