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Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 20, (ii) 22, (iii) 25 and (iv) 30 years old who lived with their parents in (A) 1985, (B) 1990, (C) 1995, (D) 2000, (E) 2005 and (F) 2007. (208791)

The information requested falls with the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 13 June 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what estimates has been made of the proportion of (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 20, (ii) 22, (iii) 25 and (iv) 30 years old who lived with their parents in (A) 1985, (B) 1990, (C) 1995, (D) 2000, (E) 2005 and (F) 2007. (208791)

Information on adults living with their parents is available from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and is provided in the table below. Adults who live with their parents with a partner or child are not included as living with their parents as they form a separate family. Since data are not available for all the requested years before 2001, two alternative years are provided to present a time series.

Proportion of individuals who are living with their parents, by sex and selected ages, UK

Sex

Age

1997

2001

2005

2007

Male

20

68

68

70

65

22

57

56

60

56

25

36

35

34

37

30

13

12

14

13

Female

20

49

50

50

52

22

36

34

35

39

25

19

18

21

21

30

5

5

4

5

Source:

LFS quarterly data, April to June, not seasonally adjusted