More young adults than ever still living with parents

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B4A07M Couple standing with senior parents, all holding champagne flutes
B4A07M Couple standing with senior parents, all holding champagne flutes



Millennials, kidults, the boomerang generation. Call them what you like – the proportion of young adults still living with their parents is higher than it's been since records began.

In the two decades since the Office for National Statistics began recording this data, the number of offspring still at home by the age of 34 has never been higher. And that's a 4% rise on the original tally in 1996.

Snappa graphic showing number of young adults living with parents
Snappa graphic showing number of young adults living with parents

As you might expect with a growing population, the real numbers still living at home has also risen. And if the 4% stat didn't impress you much, that actually means an extra 800,000 young people.

Snappa graphic showing number of young adults living with parents
Snappa graphic showing number of young adults living with parents

The age trends have stayed roughly the same, however. As you'd expect, the older the generation gets the fewer of them are living with mum and dad.

Snappa graphic showing number of young adults living with parents
Snappa graphic showing number of young adults living with parents

As we can see, 15-19 year-olds are the most likely to be living with their parents. They're also the most likely to be in full-time or part-time education.

But it's worth remembering: students living in halls of residence during term-time and living with their parents outside term-time are counted as "not living with their parents" by the ONS.

Within the youngest group, 90% of males are still living with their parents, while 88% of females are. Equally, between 25 and 34 years old, men were still more likely than women to be living with mum and/or dad.

More Millennials Are Living With Their Parents
More Millennials Are Living With Their Parents
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