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CENSUS RESULTS FOR WALES: 3.9% HOUSEHOLDS HEADED BY SINGLE PARENTS

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Details results from the 1991 Census for Wales show that 2,835,073 people were resident in the principality. Among...
Details results from the 1991 Census for Wales show that 2,835,073 people were resident in the principality. Among the findings are that 3.9% of households in Wales were headed by a lone parent with 93.5% of these headed by a lone mother and 6.5% by a lone father.

The figures from the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, cover a range of subjects. They show that 20.1% of the resident population were of pensionable age and 20.4% were children aged under 16.

70.8% of households were living in owner occupied accommodation. 1.6% of households were living in accommodation with more than one person per room and 66.6% of households had less than 0.5 persons per room. The proportion of households in accommodation with more than one person per room was highest in South Glamorgan and lowest in Powys.

18.4% of all households with dependent children had no adult in employment. 47.9% of households with dependent children had two or more adults in employment. 31.4% of households contained one or more dependent children.

The report is published by HMSO: 1991 Census, Report for Wales part 1., (CEN 91 CR RW) HMSO £40.00 net. ISBN 0 11 691554 4).
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