A new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has given an insight into the structure of families in UK and revealed which are the most common family types.
- In 2017 there were 19.0 million families in the UK, a 15% increase from 16.6 million in 1996.
- In the UK there were 27.2 million households in 2017, resulting in an average household size of 2.4.
- In 2017, there were 3.9 million people living alone aged 16 to 64 years; a larger proportion were male (58.5%); similarly there were 3.8 million people living alone aged 65 and over but a larger proportion (66.5%) were female.
- Young males were more likely to be living with their parents than young females; around 32% of males aged 20 to 34 years were living with their parents compared with 20% of females aged 20 to 34 years in 2017.
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