"The ONS suggested the trend of living at home might be due to the recent economic downturn." (end of article)
1/21/14, "More than 25% of young people share parents' homes," BBC
"A quarter of young people in the UK now live with their parents, official figures show.
The number has increased by a quarter, or 669,000 people, since 1996.
This is despite the fact that the number of 20 to 34-year-olds in the UK remains almost the same, the ONS said.
In 1996, the earliest year for which comparable statistics are available, there were 2.7m 20 to 34-year-olds living in the family home - 21% of the age group at that time.
The ONS also found young men were more likely to live at home than women. One in three men live with their parents, compared with one in five women.
London has the lowest rate of 20 to 34-year-olds living with their parents, with the figure at 22%.
Northern Ireland has the highest proportion of young adults living with their families at 36%, followed by the West Midlands at 29%.
The ONS said the size of Northern Ireland means it is more feasible to commute to work or university and remain living with parents than in other parts of the UK.
Also, cohabitation in Northern Ireland is around half as common as in the rest of the UK.
The ONS suggested the trend of living at home might be due to the recent economic downturn."