In 2016, the number of married, common-law, and lone parents increased between 2011 and 2016. Among the adult population, common-law relationships were the fastest growing type of living arrangements and the number of divorced individuals increased by 7.8%.
The average number of persons per census family remained at 2.9 and the number of families increased by 3.8%. From 2011 to 2016, the number of couples living without children rose faster than the number of couples with children.
There was 62, 780 families with children in the City of London, where 15% of those lived with children aged 25 and over only, and 85% lived with at least one child aged 0 to 24 years old. The average number of children that lived at home, all ages, increased from 1.1 in 2011 to 1.8 children in 2016.