Official Statistics

Separated families population statistics: April 2014 to March 2017

Estimates of the separated families population and their child maintenance arrangements. Analysis also shows separated families with no arrangement.

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Estimates of the separated family population statistics: data for April 2014 to March 2017

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Data tables: Estimates of the separated family population statistics: data for April 2014 to March 2017

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Details

This publication provides estimates of:

  • the total number of separated families in Great Britain
  • the number of children in those families
  • the proportion of separated families with a child maintenance arrangement
  • the proportion of families with a:
    • ‘statutory’ child maintenance arrangement through the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) or its predecessor the Child Support Agency (CSA)
    • ‘non-statutory’ arrangement (any other child maintenance arrangement not arranged through the CMS or CSA and may include private ‘family-based arrangements’)

The data is for the financial years 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017.

Read the background information and methodology explaining how the statistics are compiled.

Published 17 April 2019