The millennial “baby blip” is now over

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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  1. Kate says:

    The early baby boomers had their babies in their early 20s. The peak of this was the 1971ers.
    The 1971ers were in their early 30s in the early 2000s.
    Earlier Gen X were also being urged not to leave it too late with blitz advertising at the time.
    Peak Gen X was right in the zone – early 30s.
    By 2013, even most of the later GenXers were ageing out of having babies, at least first babies.
    The question is, what will GenY do?
    I doubt they’ll have babies in their early 20s like their parents.
    But I also doubt they will leave it as late as their GenX colleagues who are managing both teenagers and ageing parents in their 50s.
    What GenY does will determine what happens to the birth rate next.
    I doubt there will be a huge gap in births like there was between Baby Boomers finishing and Gen X starting (that triggered all the short-sighted school sales by assuming that Gen X would never have babies rather than just delaying them) – but that is GenY and there are fewer of them in the first place.

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