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Jewish Families and Jewish Households: Census Insights About How We Live

Maria Luisa Caputo, David Graham | March 2015

An innovative study looking at UK census data through the lens of the household -- or Jewish family -- shows that only a quarter of all Jewish homes are comprised of the stereotypical married couple with children, and two out of three Jewish households in Britain have no children living in them at all. It further demonstrates that an estimated 17,600 Jews aged 65 or above live alone, the majority of whom are women.

This report is the latest in a series of reports published by JPR that draw on data from the 2011 Census to understand key aspects of contemporary Jewish life in Britain. It is the most comprehensive report on these data published so far, and reveals a number of important insights, hitherto unknown. Among these, it demonstrates that a third of all Jewish households have people living within them who are either not Jewish, or whose Jewish status is unclear.

The report also investigates differences in household make-up between Jews and other religious and ethnic minorities, and demonstrates that Jews are far less likely than average to cohabit or to live in single parent families – a finding which indicates that the traditional...


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Quick Glance: Jewish Household Size in England & Wales, by Stream

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