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2011 Census, key statistics and quick statistics for local authorities in the United Kingdom - Part 3, 23/01/14 [E/NI/S/W]

The Office for National Statistics has published information on the broad topics of living arrangements, household composition and accommodation type.

Among the key findings of the 2011 census are:

  • there were 1.9 million lone parents aged 16-74 in the UK.
  • Of these 90 per cent (1.7 million) were female and 10 per cent (181,000) were male.
  • In 2011, 43 per cent (7.6 million) of families in the UK had at least one dependent child.
  • Of these families, nearly half (46 per cent, 3.5 million) contained one dependent child, 38 per cent (2.9 million) had two dependent children and 16 per cent (1.2 million) contained three or more dependent children;
  • Of the 26.4 million households in the UK in 2011, one third (33 per cent, 8.8 million) consisted of married or same-sex civil partnership couple families only and nearly one third (31 per cent, 8.1 million) consisted of one person households only.
  • A further 11 per cent (2.9 million) of households contained lone parent families, 10 per cent (2.6 million) contained cohabiting couple families only

For full details see the Office for National Statistics website.


Further Information

2011 Census, key statistics and quick statistics for local authorities in the United Kingdom - Part 3