The 2011 Census showed that 51% of adults in England and Wales were single1, a rise from 47% in 2001.
The concentration of single people however, varied across England and Wales. For instance, in Headingley (Leeds), 92% of the adult population were single – in contrast to only 29% in Greater Marlow (Buckinghamshire).
The composition of the single population also varied. For example, in Scotton (Richmondshire) 85% of single people were male while in Heslington, York 94% of single people were aged 16 to 34.
What’s the single population like where you live and how does it compare to the rest of England and Wales? Explore the data with our interactive.
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