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Cohabiting couple families continue to grow faster than married couple and lone parent families

Number of same-sex couple families has grown by more than 50 per cent in three years

The number of cohabiting couple families continues to grow faster than married couple and lone parent families, with an increase of 25.8 per cent over the decade 2008 to 2018. The number of same-sex couple families has grown by more than 50 per cent since 2015, with more than four times as many same-sex married couple families in 2018 compared with 2015.

The figures were revealed by the Office for National Statistics which has published its latest survey of trends in living arrangements within the UK.

In 2018, there were 19.1 million families in the UK, an increase of 8 per cent from 17.7 million in 2008. There were 27.6 million households, an increase of 350,000 on the previous year and 1.7 million since 2008.

The number of people living alone in 2018 has surpassed 8 million, up from 7.7 million in the previous year, driven by increases in women aged 45 to 64 years and men aged 65 to 74 years.

In 2018, one in four young adults (3.4 million) aged 20 to 34 years were living with their parents.

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8/8/19