Dependent children in family (Northern Ireland) 2011

Dataset population: Dependent children in families

Dependent children in family

A dependent child is any person aged 0 to 15 in a household (whether or not in a family) or a person aged 16 to 18 who's in full-time education and living in a family with his or her parent(s) or grandparent(s). It does not include any people aged 16 to 18 who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household.

A family is defined as a group of people who are a:

  • Married, same-sex civil partnership, or cohabiting couple, with or without child(ren)
  • Lone parent with child(ren)
  • Married, same-sex civil partnership, or cohabiting couple with grandchild(ren) but with no children present from the intervening generation
  • Single grandparent with grandchild(ren) but no children present from the intervening generation.

Children in couple families need not belong to both members of the couple. For single or couple grandparents with grandchildren present, the children of the grandparent(s) may also be present if they are not the parents or grandparents of the youngest generation present.

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Field Value
Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:10 (BST)
Created September 20, 2022, 16:50 (BST)
Visibility Public
Year 2011
Topics Demography
Units Persons
Geographic Layer Census Electoral Divisions
Census Wards
Local Government Districts
Small Areas
Super Output Areas
Frequency Decennial
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI:
Geographical Coverage Location Northern Ireland
Granularity Country level down to Small Areas
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