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Subtopic: Family Composition

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  • Stepfamilies in 2011 08-May-2014
    Presents estimates of the number of stepfamilies and children in stepfamilies. This includes trends over time, differences between married and cohabiting couple stepfamilies, geographic patterns and information about family size.
  • What does the 2011 Census tell us about concealed families living in multi-family households in England and Wales? 06-Feb-2014
    This analysis presents a summary of concealed families in England and Wales using 2011 Census data. A concealed family is one living in a multi-family household in addition to the primary family, such as a young couple living with parents. Each family is assigned a Family Reference Person (FRP). Where there is more than one FRP in the household, the Household Reference Person (HRP) is chosen from the FRPs based on economic activity and then age, and finally order on the census form. The HRP is normally therefore the oldest full-time worker in most households and identifies the primary family in the household. Analyses of concealed family types and change over time are reported at the national, regional and local levels.
  • Families and Households, 2013 31-Oct-2013
    Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
  • Family size in 2012 25-Mar-2013
    Families in the UK by the number of dependent children they have, with a particular focus on those with three or more dependent children. Examines trends over time, where such families live and their economic activity.
  • Families and Households, 2012 01-Nov-2012
    Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
  • Short Report: Cohabitation in the UK, 2012 01-Nov-2012
    The characteristics of people who are cohabiting with a partner are analysed.

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