Children in Families in England and Wales: Census 2021

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Release date: 5 March 2024 9:30am


Headline release accompanying datasets on the characteristics of: dependent children , step-families, multi-generational households, households broken down by the number of dependent children.



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About the data

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This release includes data from Census 2021.

National Statistics

These statistics have been given National Statistics status by the Office for Statistics Regulation. They have been produced by following the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics. They meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

This means that they:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and easily accessible
  • are produced based on appropriate data and methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest