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Households and Household Composition in England and Wales, 2001-11
Analyses households and usual residents living in households in England and Wales in 2011 using the published census data on households and population. Summarises household space, household size, housing tenure, usual residents and children living in households at national and local levels.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country, Local Authority, Region, UK
29 May 14 Report
Overcrowding and Under-occupation in England and Wales
Occupancy ratings by household type in England and Wales, 2011 Census analysis. An occupancy rating shows whether a household is overcrowded or under-occupied. The analysis revealed that out of 23.4 million households, 1.1 million (4.5%) were overcrowded and that overcrowding was most likely to occur in socially rented (8.7%) and privately rented households (8.6%), compared to owner occupied (2.3%). However, most households (16.1 million) were under-occupied and 6.2 million had bedrooms at par with the standard. Owner occupied households were most likely to be under-occupied (82.7%), compared with privately rented (49.5%) and socially rented households (39.4%).
Coverage: England and Wales
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority and County
17 Apr 14 Report
Families and Households, 2013
Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
31 Oct 13 Statistical bulletin
Key Findings from the Integrated Household Survey: January 2012 to December 2012 (Experimental Statistics)
Findings on health, smoking, sexual identity and other social topics compiled from the UK Integrated Household Survey (IHS) between January 2012 to December 2012
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other area classification
03 Oct 13 Statistical bulletin
Chapter 3 - Households, familes and people (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey)
Data on Households, families and people taken from the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey on how the composition of households and families has changed over the last 40 years.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: GB
07 Mar 13 Report
Chapter 7 - General health (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey)
Data from the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey on recent trends over time in self-reported health and data for the 2011 survey year.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: GB
07 Mar 13 Report
Chapter 5 - Marriage and cohabitation (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey)
Data from the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey on marital history and periods of cohabitation from adults aged 16 to 59.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: GB
07 Mar 13 Report
An overview of 40 years of data (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey)
The 2011 General Lifestyle Survey Overview report marks 40 years of results from a continuous household survey. The survey has monitored changes in the demographic, social and economic characteristics of households, families and people in Great Britain. These are some of the key changes measured by the survey during this time.
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: GB
07 Mar 13 Report
Families and Households, 2012
Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other
01 Nov 12 Statistical bulletin
Short Report: Cohabitation in the UK, 2012
The characteristics of people who are cohabiting with a partner are analysed.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
01 Nov 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Measuring Young People's Well-being, 2012
This article presents data and information on the well-being of young people.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: GB
10 Oct 12 Article
Integrated Household Survey April 2011 to March 2012: Experimental Statistics
Findings on health, smoking, sexual identity and other social topics compiled from the UK Integrated Household Survey (IHS) between April 2011 to March 2012
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
28 Sep 12 Statistical bulletin
Integrated Household Survey, April 2011 to March 2012: Pre-release Access List (Pdf 51Kb)
PDF download - Pre-release Access List for Integrated Household Survey, April 2011 to March 2012:
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority and County
28 Sep 12 Report
Pre-release Access List for Working and Workless Households, 2012 (Pdf 23Kb)
Shows the pre-release access list for working and workless households 2012.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
29 Aug 12 Report
Young Adults Living With Parents in the UK, 2011
Characteristics of young adults aged between 20 and 34 who live with their parents.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country, Region
29 May 12 Report
Measuring National Well-being - Households and Families, 2012
This article on ‘Households and families’ is the third in a series which aims to explore in more detail the different domains that have been considered as important for the measurement of National Well-being. It firstly focuses on family and household formation and then on individual aspects of these such as births, children and carers
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
26 Apr 12 Article
General Lifestyle Survey Overview Report 2010 (Pdf 668Kb)
This report presents the latest information from the 2010 General Lifestyle Survey. The report covers the main topics of the survey, which are presented as seven chapters: Smoking
Coverage: GB
Geographic breakdown: Region
08 Mar 12 Report
Families and Households, 2001 to 2011
Shows families and children by family type including married couples, cohabiting couples and lone parents. Also shows household size and people living alone.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Jan 12 Statistical bulletin
Comparing Data Sources on Families and Households (Pdf 171Kb)
The ONS publishes estimates of families and households using the Labour Force Survey between ten yearly censuses. The LFS has been chosen as the preferred source of estimates on these topics due to its large sample size, long time series and timeliness, and because it provides estimates on a consistent basis for the whole UK. However the LFS is not the only source of data on families and households. This document provides a brief guide to the LFS and to alternative sources of data on this topic.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Jan 12 Report
Integrated Household Survey April 2010 to March 2011: Experimental Statistics
Findings on health, smoking, sexual identity, religion, ethnicity and other social topics compiled from the UK Integrated Household Survey (IHS) between April 2010 to March 2011
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority and County
28 Sep 11 Statistical bulletin
Families and Households, 2001 to 2010 (Pdf 67Kb)
Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
14 Apr 11 Statistical bulletin
Frequently Asked Questions - Families and Households, 2001-2010 (Pdf 110Kb)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Families and Households 2001-2010 release. This presents recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
14 Apr 11 Report
User Experience of Families and Households, 2001-2010 (Pdf 48Kb)
ONS's understanding of what use is made of Families and Households statistics, feedback we have had about these statistics and how we are acting on this feedback.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
14 Apr 11 Report
Integrated Household Survey Apr 2009-Mar 2010 Statistical Bulletin (Updated 31 March 2011) (Pdf 141Kb)
Findings on health, smoking, sexual identity and other social topics compiled from the UK Integrated Household Survey (IHS) between April 2009 and March 2010
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority and County
31 Mar 11 Statistical bulletin
Population Trends - The changing living arrangements of young adults in the UK (Pdf 413Kb)
No. 138, Winter 2009
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country
08 Dec 09 Article
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