Trends in living arrangements in the UK including families (with and without dependent children), people living alone and people in shared accommodation, broken down by size and type of household.

Publications

  • Families and households: 2018

    Trends in living arrangements including families (with and without dependent children), people living alone and people in shared accommodation, broken down by size and type of household.

  • Families and households statistics explained

    This explainer outlines families and households definitions, classifications, uses and users of the data, common queries, and other sources of household estimates.

Data

Methodology

  • Families and households QMI

    Quality and methodology information for families and households estimates, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.