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Release: Young adults living with parents, 2013

Released: 21 January 2014


Emily Knipe

Demographic Analysis Unit

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 447890

Categories: Population, Families, Families, Children and Young People, Families with Children, Family Composition, People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Composition and Characteristics, Living Arrangements

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Country, Region

Survey name(s): Labour Force Survey

  • 3.3 million 20-34 year olds lived with their parents in 2013.

  • The number of young adults aged 20-34 living with their parents has increased by 25% since 1996, despite the number of people in the population aged 20-34 being largely the same in 1996 and 2013.

  • 1 in 3 men aged 20-34 lived with their parents compared with 1 in 5 women.

In 2013, over 3.3 million adults in the UK aged between 20 and 34 were living with a parent or parents. That is 26% of this age group. This report analyses the characteristics of those living with their parents in this age group.

UPDATE: Data for 1996 to 2014 (including re-weighted data for 2002 to 2013 following the 2011 Census) have been made available in March 2015 through an ad-hoc data request which is available here.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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