Last edited 25 Sep 2016

Types of household

According to the English Housing Survey Headline Report 2010-11, the main classifications of household type are:

  • A married/cohabiting couple with no children or with non-dependent child(ren) only.
  • A married/cohabiting couple with dependent child(ren).
  • A lone parent family (one parent with dependent child(ren).
  • Other multi-person households (including flat sharers, lone parents with non-dependent children only and households containing more than one couple or lone parent family).
  • One person aged under 60.
  • One person aged 60 or over.

The married/cohabiting couple and lone parent household types may include one-person family units in addition to the couple/lone parent family.

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