United Kingdom (UK): Weekly cost of first child of a lone parent in 2019

This statistic shows the cost in 2019, for lone parents, of a first child in the United Kingdom (UK) from the age of 0 to 17. Figures are compared for the costs including childcare and rent/council tax and for the costs excluding childcare and rent/council tax. The costs with childcare and rent/council tax are consistently higher than those without. The most expensive period for lone parents, including childcare and rent/council tax, is from birth to the age of 2. Excluding childcare and rent/council tax, this period comes from age 11 to age 18.

Weekly cost of a lone parent's first child in the UK in 2019, including and excluding childcare and rent/council tax

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Age group

Up to 17 years of age

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