These data are obtained from 2001 Census, Key Statistics. The table provides information in numbers and percentages on Living Arrangements for the private household population only.
A household comprises one person living alone, or a group of people living at the same address with common housekeeping – that is, sharing either a living room or sitting room or at least one meal a day. A household resident is any person who usually lives at the address, or who has no other usual address. The usual address is where the person’s family resides. Students and schoolchildren studying away from the family home are treated as resident at their term-time address. The living arrangements classification combines the responses to the question on legal marital status and whether people are living as a couple as defined in the relationship matrix. It applies only to people in households. A person not living in a couple can be as classified married (or re-married) if they specify their marital status as married (or re-married) but have no spouse or partner resident in the household. Two people are described as cohabiting if they were living together as a couple but were not married to each other. This includes people living with a partner of the same sex. A cohabiting person might be married but will not be shown as married or separated in the living arrangements tables.
Identification Number: JD032
Authoring Entity: Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
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Date of Production: 2004-08-04