I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated October2008:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many children under 11 years live in single-parent families in (a) Bassetlaw and (b) England. (225344)
Using the Annual Population Survey household dataset for January to December 2007, the figures to the nearest thousand, are as follows:
Area Number of children under 11 in single-parent families in 2007 England 1,383,000 Bassetlaw constituency 3,000
Number of children under 11 in single-parent families in 2007
The APS household datasets are designed for analyses at the family and household levels and for person-level analyses involving the characteristics of the families and households in which people live. More information can be found here:
As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty as different samples give different results.