Census Data

England: Household composition

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: E92000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 56,490,048
Male 27,656,336
Female 28,833,712
Households 23,436,086
Population Density (people/km2) 433.5
Table Codets003
Issued2022-12-13
Unit of MeasureHousehold
Number of Response Options15

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify households in England and Wales by the relationships between household members (household composition). The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

Summary

Households according to the relationships between members.

One-family households are classified by:

* the number of dependent children
* family type (married, civil partnership or cohabiting couple family, or lone parent family)

Other households are classified by:

* the number of people
* the number of dependent children
* whether the household consists only of students or only of people aged 66 and over

Quality Statement

Data about household relationships might not always look consistent with legal partnership status. This is because of complexity of living arrangements and the way people interpreted these questions. Take care when using these two variables together.

More information at the ONS website

Household composition: Total 23,436,086
One person household 7,052,229
One person household: Aged 66 years and over 3,001,789
One person household: Other 4,050,440
Single family household 14,762,923
Single family household: All aged 66 years and over 2,145,278
Single family household: Married or civil partnership couple 7,129,794
Single family household: Married or civil partnership couple: No children 2,440,210
Single family household: Married or civil partnership couple: Dependent children 3,375,402
Single family household: Married or civil partnership couple: All children non-dependent 1,314,182
Single family household: Cohabiting couple family 2,708,979
Single family household: Cohabiting couple family: No children 1,486,961
Single family household: Cohabiting couple family: With dependent children 1,053,001
Single family household: Cohabiting couple family: All children non-dependent 169,017
Single family household: Lone parent family 2,594,901
Single family household: Lone parent family: With dependent children 1,617,076
Single family household: Lone parent family: All children non-dependent 977,825
Single family household: Other single family household 183,971
Single family household: Other single family household: Other family composition 183,971
Other household types 1,620,934
Other household types: With dependent children 630,340
Other household types: Other, including all full-time students and all aged 66 years and over 990,594

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