Surge in adults still living with parents as they delay getting married and having babies

Proportion of young adults living at home is at its highest ever recorded

Holly Bancroft
Social affairs correspondent
Thursday 09 February 2023 16:13 GMT
<p>Nearly 5 million non-dependent children live at home with their parents</p>

Nearly 5 million non-dependent children live at home with their parents

A record number of adults are living at home with their parents as they delay traditional life milestones such as getting married and having babies, new data shows.

Nearly 5 million adults were living with their parents in 2021, a 14.7 per cent increase from 2011 and the highest figure ever recorded.

The number has increased across all ages, although the largest increase was for those aged 25 to 29 years. London saw the largest increase, with some boroughs recording a 35 per cent jump compared to 10 years earlier.

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