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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?
Coverage: England and Wales
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority, Region, UK
29 May 14 Summary
Census suggests 1.1 million households in England and Wales were overcrowded
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 Summary
Overcrowding & under-occupation in England and Wales 2011, infographic
An infographic showing the household occupancy rating overview for England and Wales in 2011.
Coverage: England and Wales
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority and County
17 Apr 14 Summary
Large increase in 20 to 34-year-olds living with parents since 1996
The biggest percentage increase since the economic downturn has been among 20 to 24-year-olds
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
21 Jan 14 Summary
Young adults living with parents in the UK, 2013 - infographic
Infographic showing young adults living with parents in the UK, 2013
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Country, Region
21 Jan 14 Summary
UK households in 2013 infographic
Infographic showing the number and type of households in the UK
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
10 Dec 13 Summary
What Does the 2011 Census Tell Us About Older People? Full infographic
This infographic looks at older people and how they were living in England and Wales using 2011 Census data.
Coverage: England and Wales
Geographic breakdown: Local Authority and County
06 Sep 13 Summary
Video Summary: Cohabitation in the UK, 2012
This YouTube video analyses the characteristics of people who are cohabiting with a partner.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Other
01 Nov 12 Video Summary
Young Adults Living With Parents - Animated YouTube Video
A podcast explaining the characteristics of young adults aged between 20 and 34 who live with their parents using audio commentary and graphical animations.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: Region
29 May 12 Video Summary
Lone parents with dependent children
Characteristics of lone parents with dependent children in 2011 and how those characteristics have changed since 2001.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK
19 Jan 12 Summary
Children in Families
The number of dependent children living in families in the UK has remained stable between 2001 and 2010 at 13.3 million. While the number of dependent children has not significantly changed, the types of families in which they live have changed: There has been a fall in the number of dependent children in married couple families.
Coverage: UK
Geographic breakdown: UK and GB
14 Apr 11 Summary
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