Next generation of Australians won't just work an 8-hour day

THE next generation of Australians will turn the old idea of an "eight-hour working day" on its head with leisure, rest and social interaction time taking more prominence than ever before, a study has shown.

An NBN-commissioned report from demographer Bernard Salt examined how cultural change and technological advancements had transformed Australians' way of life.

The report argues the generation of Aussie kids, raised in the digital age will re-arrange the traditional work-rest-play lifestyle model to better suit their lifestyle needs.

The research found Australians were more connected than ever before with 50% of Australians aged 18-and-over doing five or more daily online activities.

There are also more than 12 million smartphone users.

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