One person households
The Lancashire-14 area had 81,759 one-person households aged 65 and over, which represented 13.2% of all households (England and Wales=12.4%). In total, 16.9% of all households in Fylde had one person in this age-group, which was the 12th highest rate in England and Wales. Wyre was another Lancashire authority with a high proportion of older people and recorded the 19th highest rate (16.4%).
Blackburn with Darwen had just 10.9% of households with one person aged 65 or over, whilst Chorley, Preston and South Ribble were the other Lancashire authorities with percentages that were less than the national average.
There were 114,273 one-person households in the Lancashire-14 area in the under 65 years of age category, which represented 18.5% of all households (England and Wales = 17.8%). Preston and Blackpool, both had 23.0%, had large proportions of households in this category, whilst Burnley also had over 20% of households that contained one person under 65. In contrast, much lower rates of below 15% were recorded in Ribble Valley, South Ribble and West Lancashire.
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Last updated August 2013