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Nearly one in seven Britons could live alone by 2039, study shows

Nearly one in seven people in the UK could be living alone by 2039, according to government figures, which also reveal that those currently living alone are more likely to be renting and feel less financially secure than couples without children.

Analysis from the Office for National Statistics also shows the number of single-person households in the UK is rising sharply.

The number of those living on their own increased by 16% between 1997 and 2017, to 7.7 million, said the ONS, which predicted that 10.7 million people could be living alone in 20 years’ time.

The study also found people living on their own spend an average 92% of their disposable income, compared with two-adult households who spend 83%.

 

To read the full article please The Guardian website

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  • Ian Fairclough
    9th July 2019

    Analysis from the Office for National Statistics also shows the number of single-person households in the UK is rising sharply.

    This isn't news - its life - women live, on average, 10 years longer than men.

    Therefore it is assumed that most of these "single-person households" are women - This is confirmed in my street where there are 21 women & 3 men living in the street - lol - all of us are old/elderly.

    Before you feel sorry for me I must tell you that "I am alone but not lonely."

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