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Topic: Families, Children and Young People

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  • 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
    Recent estimates of the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type. Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families. Tables on household size, household types and people in different household types are also provided. These include estimates of people living alone and multi-family households.
  • 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.
  • An overview of 40 years of data (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey) 07-Mar-2013
    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.
  • Chapter 3 - Households, familes and people (General Lifestyle Survey Overview - a report on the 2011 General Lifestyle Survey) 07-Mar-2013
    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.
  • 2011 Census: Key Statistics for Wales, March 2011 11-Dec-2012
    This bulletin, 2011 Census Key Statistics for Wales examines the defining characteristics of the population, who we are, how we live and what we do. The 2001 Census statistics covered are unique because the census is the only information source that measures these characteristics together across the whole population.

Latest Data

  • 2011 Census: KS107UK Lone parent households with dependent children, local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 269Kb) 23-Jan-2014
    This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify lone parent households with dependent children, where the lone parent is aged 16 to 74, by the sex of the lone parent and by employment, for the UK, constituent countries and, within England, regions, counties, London boroughs, metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities within Wales, council areas within Scotland, and local government districts within Northern Ireland. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.
  • 2011 Census: Local Characteristics on Families and Demography for Output Areas in England and Wales - links to tables on Nomis (Excel sheet 37Kb) 23-Jan-2014
    The Local Characteristics tables included in this release are available to download from the Nomis website. This link file contains direct links to a page on the Nomis website for each table. Additional information is included that describes the geography level provided in each table.
  • 2011 Census: QS110UK Adult lifestage (alternative adult definition), local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 375Kb) 23-Jan-2014
    This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify the usual resident population aged 16 and over in households, by adult lifestage, for the UK, constituent countries and, within England, regions, counties, London boroughs, metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities within Wales, council areas within Scotland, and local government districts within Northern Ireland. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011. Adult lifestage classifies adults in households by age, the number of people in the household, and the presence of dependent children.
  • 2011 Census: QS114UK Household composition (alternative child and adult definitions) - People, local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 258Kb) 23-Jan-2014
    This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify usual residents living in households by household composition (using the age of the household members, with no account of the relationships between them), for the UK, constituent countries and, within England, regions, counties, London boroughs, metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities within Wales, council areas within Scotland, and local government districts within Northern Ireland. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011. The household composition classification used in this table uses the alternate definitions of an adult (any person over the age of 16) and child (any person under the age of 16).
  • 2011 Census: QS115UK Household composition (alternative child and adult definitions) - Households, local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 269Kb) 23-Jan-2014
    This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify households by household composition (using the age of the household members, with no account of the relationships between them), for the UK, constituent countries and, within England, regions, counties, London boroughs, metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities within Wales, council areas within Scotland, and local government districts within Northern Ireland. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011. The household composition classification used in this table uses the alternate definitions of an adult (any person over the age of 16) and child (any person under the age of 16).
  • 2011 Census: QS118UK Families with dependent children, local authorities in the United Kingdom (Excel sheet 259Kb) 23-Jan-2014
    This table provides 2011 Census estimates that classify families by the number of dependent children in the family, and by the age of the youngest dependent child, for the UK, constituent countries and, within England, regions, counties, London boroughs, metropolitan districts, unitary authorities and non-metropolitan districts, unitary authorities within Wales, council areas within Scotland, and local government districts within Northern Ireland. The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.
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