With Fathers Day coming up on Sunday, the Office for National Statistics have released a selection of data on Dads.
Figures show public borrowing has fallen slightly fulfilling a key pledge made by the Chancellor. But that is not the end of his troubles.
Weakening consumer confidence has led to a much worse than expected October for retailers. Retail sales volumes dropped 0.8% month-on-month.
Police records "overstate the true rate in which crime has been falling" according to the latest analysis from the Office for National Statistics.
The number of crimes recorded by police and those reported by residents in England and Wales both show the number of crimes is falling, but at different rates.
Police records suggest that crime rates dropped by 41% since 2002/03, compared to a 26% fall in the records of the Crime Survey for England and Wales.
In the last five years, the number of police-recorded crimes fell by 960,000, while the crime survey showed a fall of just 560,000.
Just over half (53%) of all babies registered in 2011 were born to parents who were married or in a civil partnership, according to figures from the ONS.
The figure is a substantial drop from 1986 when the proportion was closer to 80%.
However, the number of births registered by sole parents (almost 6%) has fallen since 2001 while more parents are co-habiting (31%).
The average age of mothers in England and Wales in 2011 was 29.7 years, according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. The average age of first-time mothers was 27.9.
Nearly half of all births in 2011 (49%) were to mothers over the age of 30, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
For fathers, nearly two-thirds (65%) were over the age of 30.
Overall crime in England and Wales has fallen by 8% to 8.9 million in the year to September 2012 compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Crimes in all categories were lower for the year, with notable decreases in vandalism, burglary and vehicle-related theft.
This was the lowest level since the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) began in 1981.
The standard of living in the UK was the sixth best in Europe last year, with the country now also trailing Germany and Austria.
The UK was already behind Luxembourg, Norway and Switzerland, but fell two places in the 2011 list after higher prices hit households - judged by Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King last year to be the harshest squeeze since the 1930s.
The drop came as prices in the UK rose to 3% above the EU average in 2011.
The measure by the Office for National Statistics and Eurostat takes in all goods and services that a household consumes and includes benefits in kind like health and education.
The number of people in Wales who can speak, read and write in the Welsh language has fallen over the last ten years. It dropped by 27,000, according to census figures released this morning.
- In 2001 - 458,000 aged 3 and over could speak, read and write Welsh
- In 2011 - 431,000 aged 3 and over could speak, read and write Welsh
According to the 2011 figures:
- 30% of Welsh speakers are under the age of 16
- 80% of people aged 45 to 49 said they had 'no skills in Welsh'