Number of people living alone in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age and gender (in 1,000)*

United Kingdom: people living alone in 2017, by age and gender This statistic shows the amount of people that are living alone in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age and gender. For men, the ages of 45 to 64 were the most common with approximately 1.3 million men reported to be living alone, compared with roughly 1.1 million women of that age group. The highest number of women living alone was found among those aged 75 and older with 1.6 million, possibly due to longer life expectancy. In contrast, only 648 thousand men aged 75 and older were reported to be living on their own. This statistic reflects the findings in reference to lone household occupants in 2015, with the age groups 45-64 and 75 and older also being the most common for men and women respectively to be living alone. Overall the share of single-person households in the UK had been declining between 2006 and 2014, rising in 2014, making up 12.3 percent of all households. This contrasts the development in the share of European Union (EU) population living in a single-person household during the same time period, whereby the share of single-person households had increased by 0.7 percent.
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MaleFemale
16-249058
25-44878464
45-641,3251,107
65-74622965
75 and over6481,558
MaleFemale
16-249058
25-44878464
45-641,3251,107
65-74622965
75 and over6481,558

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This statistic shows the amount of people that are living alone in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age and gender. For men, the ages of 45 to 64 were the most common with approximately 1.3 million men reported to be living alone, compared with roughly 1.1 million women of that age group. The highest number of women living alone was found among those aged 75 and older with 1.6 million, possibly due to longer life expectancy. In contrast, only 648 thousand men aged 75 and older were reported to be living on their own. This statistic reflects the findings in reference to lone household occupants in 2015, with the age groups 45-64 and 75 and older also being the most common for men and women respectively to be living alone. Overall the share of single-person households in the UK had been declining between 2006 and 2014, rising in 2014, making up 12.3 percent of all households. This contrasts the development in the share of European Union (EU) population living in a single-person household during the same time period, whereby the share of single-person households had increased by 0.7 percent.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2017
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* Estimates

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