This dashboard has 2021 census data for England and Wales on the number of households in constituencies, as well as the composition of those households. It reflects the population on Census Day, 21 March 2021.

The data shows whether a household is one person, one family, or multiple families and/or individuals who aren’t a family. It also shows whether the household includes dependent children, people aged 66 and over, and married couples.

Explore constituency data

Use the dropdown menu below to select the constituency you’re interested in and view household statistics.

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Top 20 constituencies by household type

Select a type of household below, and see which constituencies have the highest proportion of households in that category.

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Definitions

A ‘household’ is defined as either one person living alone, or a group of people living at the same address and sharing both cooking facilities and a living room or dining area.

‘Families’ in this data can be:

  • Married, civil partnered, or cohabiting couples, with or without children
  • A lone parent with children
  • Grandparents living with their grandchildren, if the grandchildren’s parents aren’t present.

‘Dependent children’ are those who are either aged 0-15 years or aged 16-18 and in full-time education while living with family. If a 16–18-year-old has a spouse, partner or child living in the household then they aren’t counted as dependent children.

‘Non-dependent children’ are people living with their parents, and are either aged 19 or over, or aged 16-18 and not in full-time education. 16–18-year-olds with a spouse, partner or child in the household are also counted as non-dependent.

The ‘multi-family households’ category includes individual people who aren’t a family but are living together as a household. A group of students in shared private accommodation would count as a multi-family household, for example.

Sources

ONS, 2021 Census, Table TS003; Commons Library calculations

Data updates

This dashboard uses 2021 census data. The 2021 census is currently the only source of constituency-level data on this topic, which means that there aren’t any updates planned for the near future.

2021 census results and analysis

Constituency data and analysis on the 2021 census results from the Commons Library.

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