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

Families sizes in the UK in 2017 This statistic shows the number of dependent children in families in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by family size. Family is defined as a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with children, or a lone parent with at least one child. The most populous family group consists of 2 children.
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Number of families in thousands
All families 13,968
One child3,600
Two children6,370
Three or more children3,998
Number of families in thousands
All families 13,968
One child3,600
Two children6,370
Three or more children3,998
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This statistic shows the number of dependent children in families in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by family size. Family is defined as a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with children, or a lone parent with at least one child. The most populous family group consists of 2 children.
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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 a lone parent with at least one child.

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