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Statistics for lone parents in London

In London alone there are 16,473 male lone parent households. In addition there are 180,366 fathers who are not living with their children according to statistics provided by the Office for National Statistics (last updated April 2006).

There were nearly 2.0 million lone parents with dependent children in the UK in 2012, a figure which has grown significantly from 1.6 million in 1996. Lone parents with dependent children represented 26 per cent of all families with dependent children in 2012, an increase of four percentage points since 1996.

In 2012, women accounted for 91 per cent of lone parents with dependent children and men the remaining 9 per cent. These percentages have changed little since 1996. Women are more likely to take the main caring responsibilities for any children when relationships break down, and therefore become lone parents.

 

source: ONS

Borough

Male lone parents

Female lone parents

Total

% of male lone parents of total lone parents

Absent Fathers

Croydon 1,037 11,649 12,686 8.17 10,612
Bromley 674 6,894 7,568 8.91 6,220
Greenwich 792 8,957 9,749 8.12 8,165
Bexley 495 5,029 5,524 8.96 4,534
Redbridge 495 5,552 6,047 8.19 5,057
Havering 404 4,756 5,160 7.83 4,352
Southwark 858 9,757 10,615 8.08 8,899
Lewisham 844 10,398 11,242 7.51 9,554
Hackney 676 7,940 8,616 7.85 7,264
Kingston up Thames 275 2,852 3,127 8.79 2,577
Westminster 503 3,787 4,290 11.72 3,284
Lambeth 974 11,161 12,135 8.03 10,187
Wandsworth 540 6,547 7,087 7.62 6,007
Waltham Forest 580 7,938 8,518 6.81 7,358
Towerhamlets 327 5,211 5,538 5.90 4,884
City of London 29 126 155 18.71 97
Kensington and Chelsea 584 2,964 3,548 16.46 2,380
Newham 862 10,060 10,922 7.89 9,198
Islington 575 7,130 7,705 7.46 6,555
Hammersmith and Fulham 157 4,487 4,644 3.38 4,330
Richmond upon Thames 334 2,954 3,288 10.16 2,620
Barking and Dagenham 299 6,445 6,744 4.43 6,146
Hillingdon 341 6,112 6,453 5.28 5,771
Hounslow 460 5,613 6,073 7.57 5,153
Brent 487 7,701 8,188 5.95 7,214
Ealing 518 7,214 7,732 6.70 6,696
Harrow 394 4,017 4,411 8.93 3,623
Barnet 583 7,267 7,850 7.43 6,684
Enfield 565 7,690 8,255 6.84 7,125
Merton 441 4,321 4,762 9.26 3,880
Sutton 370 4,310 4,680 7.91 3,940
TOTAL 16,473 196,839 213,312   180,366

 

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