We may think we're fiercely independent, but if this new study, conducted by the Pew Research Centre in the US, is any indication, we're the worst freeloading generation of them all. The study, which was released last week, found that 32 per cent of Americans aged between 18 to 34 still live with their parents - and given the dire state of Sydney's housing market, we wouldn't be at all surprised if the number was even higher here.
The study cites two main reasons for the trend: decreasing numbers of millennials marrying before the age of 35 and - surprise, surprise - economic factors, including employment status and low wages as well as cost of living. On the plus side, still living with the 'rentals probably makes our generation the most well-fed of them all... and the study doesn't take into account other factors, like, say, the fact that it's so much easier to save for that four-week Europe holiday if you're not paying any rent. Just sayin'.