Number of families in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by family type (in 1,000)*

Families in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by family type This statistic shows the amount of families in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type. Family is defined as a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child. Children may be dependent or non-dependent. The largest group is that of married couples.
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Number of families in thousands
Married couple12,834
Opposite sex cohabiting couple3,190
Lone mother2,431
Lone father386
Same sex cohabiting couple101
Civil partner couple55
Number of families in thousands
Married couple12,834
Opposite sex cohabiting couple3,190
Lone mother2,431
Lone father386
Same sex cohabiting couple101
Civil partner couple55
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This statistic shows the amount of families in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type. Family is defined as a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child. Children may be dependent or non-dependent. The largest group is that of married couples.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2017
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*A family is a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child. Children may be dependent or non-dependent. Families with no children and non-dependent children only have been added together for civil partner couple families and same sex cohabiting couple families to improve the robustness of the estimates.

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