At the time of the census in 2011, 3.2% of the dependent children were resident in England and Wales had a second address that was home to another parent or guardian. Low proportions were seen in and around London and other large cities such as Birmingham and Manchester. This may relate to higher proportions of the population reporting Asian ethnicity, in these areas, reflecting different cultural attitudes towards marriage, divorce and cohabitation. It may also be influenced by the local housing market.
In the Lancashire-14 area, there were 11,841 dependent children with a second parental address, which represented 3.8% of all dependent children.
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last updated June 2013