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Population

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in the United Kingdom comprised one person in the latest year for which figures are available; and how that compares with historical trends. [HL4523]

Estimates for the United Kingdom are not available.

The latest estimates for England, based on the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey, is that there were 6,154,000 single-person households in 2008. Annual estimates from 2000 to 2008 are as follows:

Year

Estimated number of one-person households in England

2000

5,701,000

2001

5,737,000

2002

5,953,000

2003

5,953,000

2004

5,931,000

2005

5,931,000

2006

6,009,000

2007

6,073,000

2008

6,154,000

Source: Office for National Statistics, Labour Force Survey.