Young Australians are increasingly choosing not to sign up for a fixed-line service when they move out of home, relying instead on their mobile phones.
Fixed-line penetration is at just 60% among 18-24 year olds living in shared houses, compared to 96% of those aged 65-69, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Just 75% of all 18-24 year olds a have a fixed phone at home. Yet mobile penetration in this demographic is among the highest in the country, running at 92%.
Young single parents are less likely to have a landline than married couples with children, as well as those who live alone.
"Younger adults are leading