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Increase of 'concealed families' living in Britain

THE NUMBER of families sharing a property with another family in England and Wales has risen.

The latest census findings provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that 289,000 families - compared with 170,000 in 2001 - lived together in 2011.

A concealed family is one living in a multi-family household in addition to the primary family, such as a young couple living with parents, the ONS said.

Analysis shows the increase which accounts for 1.8 per cent of all families (15.8 million) can "differ between region and age group”.

Authors of the report claimed figures, which pinpoints the London borough Newham as having the largest proportion at 7.5 per cent and Wolverhampton with the lowest at 3.2 per cent, were due to "rising house prices in relation to earnings."

“Cultural traditions, including multi-generational households”, were other reasons given in the report.

It states that "many areas with higher proportions of the population of non-white or mixed ethnic group also have higher proportions of concealed families."

In London the proportion of concealed family rose to 3.3 per cent and in the West Midlands it was 2.2 per cent.

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