The CSO has released more information from Census 2011 showing some interesting statistics in its report. Some facts and figures about unmarried families:
|The increase in the number of cohabiting couples all of whose children are under the age of 15 years between 2006 (36.611) and 2011 (49.905).|
|The average number of children of cohabiting couples with children as comp|
Figure 14 charts the differences between married and cohabiting couples in terms of the number of children in their families. Over half of cohabiting couples with children were one- child families.
|The percentage of lone mothers who were single compared to married, separated, divorced or widowed|
Figure 17 shows that single women as opposed to married, separated, divorced or widowed made up 44.1 per cent of lone mothers. The number of lone parent families all of whose children are under the age of 15 stood at 89,612 in 2011 of which 83,476 were lone mothers and 6,136 were lone fathers.