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FAMILY COMPOSITION STATISTICS IN LATEST CENSUS REPORT

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The second half of the national Census report gives key statistics on modern family life with details released toda...
The second half of the national Census report gives key statistics on modern family life with details released today.

Married couple families (including those without children) formed 79 per cent of all familes, lone parent families 14 per cent, and cohabiting couple families 7.5 per cent.

The proportion of cohabiting couple families was highest in the South East Region of England (8.9 per cent) and lowest in Scotland (5.5 per cent).

The number of lone parent families with dependent children was estimated to be 1.27 million, 19 per cent of all families with dependent children.

Statistics are based on a 10 per cent sample of people counted in the 1991 Census taken in April that year.

It includes people in both households and communal establishments. The topics covered include occupation, industry, hours worked, workplace, journey to work and higher qualifications.

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