Families and households

This theme paper summarises the marital status and broad living arrangements of Poole’s residents in 2011 using data from the latest census. It is very much a top-level paper. Deeper analyses will be possible when further data releases become available.

Key facts

  • in 2011, 49.2% of the usually resident adult population of Poole were married, a decrease from 54.4% in 2001. For England & Wales, the respective corresponding percentages were 46.6% and 50.9%
  • in 2011, persons in cohabiting couples accounted for 12.2% of the adult population living in households in Poole, compared to 9.5% in 2001. For England & Wales the respective figures were 11.9% and 9.8%
  • the total number of households in 2011 in Poole was 63,530, an increase of 7.6% from 59,047 in 2001. For England & Wales the corresponding increase was 7.9%
  • of the households in Poole in 2011, 3,585 or 5.6% contained a lone parent with dependent children. The corresponding percentage for England & Wales in 2011 was 7.2%. The percentages in 2001 were 5.6% for Poole and 6.5% for England & Wales

The Office of National Statistics have produced a 2011 Census report looking at families and households across England and Wales and its regions.

Page last updated: 15 March 2019
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