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UK – UK residents (under 65) living in married households have declined by 6% in last ten years

Cohabiting couples and lone parents households increase

The latest statistical bulletin, published by the Office for National Statistics and derived from the 2011 census, focuses on the structure of households. The bulletin shows that the number of UK residents under the age of 65 living in a one family married couple household has declined by 6% since 2001. The relative numbers of such residents cohabiting has risen by 2% and as lone parents by 1%.

Key findings are:

  • Thirteen per cent (7.1 million), of usual residents in households in 2011 lived in one person households, the same percentage as in 2001 (13 percent, 6.5 million).
  • The percentage of usual residents in households who were part of a one family married couple household, where at least one household member was aged under 65 years, decreased by six percentage points from 50 per cent (25.3 million) in 2001 to 44 per cent (24.4 million) in 2011. 
  • The percentage of usual residents in households who were part of a one family cohabiting couple household, where at least one household member was aged under 65 years, increased by two percentage points from ten per cent (4.9 million) in 2001 to 12 per cent (6.5 million) in 2011. 
  • The percentage of usual residents in households who were part of a one family lone parent household, where at least one household member was aged under 65 years, increased by one percentage point from 11 per cent (5.4 million) in 2001 to 12 per cent (6.5 million) in 2011.

 

SOURCE: ONS

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