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5 facts about households in England and Wales 2001-2011

What do the 2001 Census and 2011 Census tell us about households?


1. Household spaces* with no usual residents increased by 185,000 between 2001 and 2011

*A household space is the accommodation used or available for use by an individual household.


2. 18% of occupied household spaces were privately rented in 2011, up from 12% in 2001


3. 25% rise in households with 6 or more people between 2001 and 2011


4. Almost 30% of households included dependent children


5. In comparison, average household size was highest in Northern Ireland in 2011


Categories: People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Composition and Characteristics, Population, Families, Families, Children and Young People, Families with Children
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