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Table 1 provides information on household composition by type in Great Britain between 1971 and 2008 in 10 year increments. The table is sourced from the Office of National Statistics (2011) ‘Households and families’, Social Trends, Volume 39, p4. In one person households, there was a slight increase of 6 percentage points from 1971 to 2008, going from 6-12%. This is consistent with one family households comprising a lone parent where, in 1971, 4% made up this, increasing to 11% in 2008. In one family households with no children at home the value increased from 19% in 1971 to 25% in 2008 so only a slight increase there over the 38 years. In households with dependent children there was a significant decrease going from 52% to 36% between 1971 and 2008. This is an exception to the general trends shown in the table with the largest decrease. In households with non-dependent children only the values stayed roughly the same on average at about 10%, with just a !% point increase in 1991 and decrease to 9% from 2001 up until 2008. In other households which included same-sex couples and civil partners, there was a slight decrease of 3%points from 9% in 1971 to 6% in 2008. The table also shows there was a slight increase of all people in private households from 53.4% to 58.8% between 1971 and 2008.

Table 2 provides information on the size of households in Great Britain. It is sourced from the Office for National Statistics (2011), ‘Households and families’, Social Trends, Volume 41, p4. One and two person households have increased between 1971 and 2008, from 18-29% and 32-35% respectively. There is only a very slight 3point percentage increase for two person households but 11% point increase for one person households. For between three and six or more people in a household, the information shows a slight decrease for each individual size, with the exception of four people households where it increased by 1% point in 1981 then decreased to 16% in 1991 and...
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