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4 November 2013

Number of cohabiting families continues to rise

There are now 2.9 million families in the UK where opposite sex couples are unmarried, reports The Family Law Hub. This is an increase of 700,000 when compared with 2003 and makes it the fastest growing family type. 1.2 million of these families have dependent children.

This trend is revealed in the latest Families and Households Bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics. 

The Bulletin also identifies that there are now 13,000 civil partners and same sex cohabiting families with dependent children, 8.5% of the total number of such families. 

Read more on this story here.