Has ONS underestimated family breakdown?

Census data released today tell us the exact numbers of married, cohabiting and lone parent families in England & Wales in 2021. My analysis shows that of the 7.0 million households with dependent children under the age of 18, 55.9% were headed by a married couple, 17.3% by a cohabiting couple, and 26.9% by a […]

Marriage still on top – New ONS population stats for 2019 released

ONS has released new population estimates of marital status and living arrangement in  England & Wales from 2002 to 2019 Here’s what Marriage Foundation Research Director Harry Benson has to say: “The number of people who are married in England & Wales remains at over 23 million, close to the highest levels since 2002. Despite the slow […]