Official Statistics

Estimates of the separated family population to December 2014

The number of separated families in the general population and the types of child maintenance arrangements they have in place.

Documents

Estimates of the separated family population to Dec 2014 (experimental statistics)

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Data tables: Estimates of the separated family population to Dec 2014 (experimental statistics)

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Background information and methodology note

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Details

These statistics provide clarity on the separated family population data and will be used to inform the evaluation at the 30 month review of the impact of the 2012 child maintenance reforms.

This analysis uses a combination of Understanding Society survey data (USoc) data from 2012 and 2014, administrative data on Child Support Agency Statistics 2012 to 2014 published in the Quarterly Summary Statistics 2016 and data from the Labour Force Survey from 2012 and 2014 on the ONS website.

What is a separated family?

A separated family is defined as 1 receiving parent, 1 paying parent (who is non-resident) and any children they have between them who are either under 16, or under 20 and in full time non-tertiary education.

Published 27 October 2016