This dataset provides 2011 Census estimates that classify families in England and Wales by the age of the youngest dependent child, by family type, by marital status and by the age of the Family Reference Person (FRP). The estimates are as at census day, 27 March 2011.
Statistical Disclosure Control
In order to protect against disclosure of personal information from the 2011 Census, there has been swapping of records in the Census database between different geographic areas, and so some counts will be affected. In the main, the greatest effects will be at the lowest geographies, since the record swapping is targeted towards those households with unusual characteristics in small areas.

More details on the ONS Census disclosure control strategy may be found on the Statistical Disclosure Control page on the ONS web site.
Table ID
DC1115EW
Source
Census 2011
Units
Keywords
Age, Cohabiting couple family, Dependent child, Family, FRP (Family Reference Person), Lone parent family, Marital and Civil partnership status, Married couple family, Same-sex civil partnership couple family
Coverage
England and Wales
Area types
Ward/MSOA and above
Latest data
2011
Last updated
2013-08-30 09:30
Variables
Age of Family Reference Person, Family Type, Marital Status
Contact
Census
Email
census.customerservices@ons.gov.uk
Phone
01329 444 972
Website
http://www.ons.gov.uk/census
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