Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rise in Young Adults Living with Parents

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Rise in Young Adults Living with Parents

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Byline: Martin Bentham Home Affairs Editor

THE number of young people living with their parents has leapt by a quarter in less than 20 years as rising house prices stop them moving out, government statisticians revealed today. In a report, the Office for National Statistics said that 3.3 million adults in the UK aged between 20 and 34 were now living with one or more of their parents equivalent to 26 per cent of the age group.

It means that an extra 669,000 young people are living at home, even though the number of 20 to 34-year-olds is the same now as it was in the 1990s.

The figures, which reveal that men are nearly twice as likely as women to remain with parents, show that London has the lowest proportion of "stay at home" adults in their 20s and 30s.

The main reason is the large numbers who arrive in the capital from elsewhere to study or work and do not have a family home available in London.

But the report said that despite this, 22 per cent of 20 to 34-year-olds in the capital live with their parents. …

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