Published: 11th Feb 2019

One in four young adults are still living with their parents, according to a new survey. The survey by the cross-party think tank Civitas has revealed the number of 20-to-34-year-olds in the UK living in the parental home has soared by almost 1 million in the last two decades. According to the survey, 2.4 million (19.48% of that age group) lived with their parents in 1998, compared with 3.4 million (25.91%) in 2017. And among 25-44 year-olds, the number of people living alone in the UK has fallen from a high of 1.8 million in 2002 to 1.3 million in 2017. The growth in young adults living with their parents has been highest in London (a 41% increase between 1996-8 and 2014-15) where housing costs are greatest, and smallest in the North-East (17 %) and Yorkshire and the Humber (14%) where average housing costs are lowest. ‘As owner-occupation and social … (To read the full article, subscribe below)