The number of married couples with children in the UK has fallen to a record low, newly published census data shows.
There are just under 4,018,000 married households with children in the UK according to the data, representing just 15.2 per cent of families. The figure more than 300,000 lower than the number of married couples with children at the time of 2001 census, when there were more than 4,300,000 married couples with children.
Meanwhile, the number of cohabiting couples with children now exceeds 1,050,000, and the number of single parent houses is approaching 1,900,000, the Mail reports.
Last year, the Office for National Statistics Labour Labour Force Survey estimated the number of married couples with children at 4,610,000, a substantial 582,000 higher than the census figure.