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Essex town a hotspot for the 'Clipped Wing' generation

Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

It names Castle Point in Essex as one of the hotspots where 45% of working 20- to 34-year-olds live with their parents

The charity said data it has taken from the Census shows that there are 1.97 million people in this age group in England who are still living with their parents, accounting for one quarter of all young adults in employment.

A survey commissioned by the charity also found that nearly half (48%) of 250 young adults who live with their parents said they do so because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: "The 'clipped wing generation' are finding themselves with no choice but to remain living with mum and dad well into adulthood, as they struggle to find a home of their own...

"Rather than pumping more money into schemes like Help to Buy, we need bolder action that will meet the demand for affordable homes and not inflate prices further.

Figures reveal East of England jobs defecit

Castle Point and Waveney have the least jobs Credit: PA

Figures released by the union UNISON have highlighted the worst areas in our region for job seekers. They say that in the East of England, there are 3 people claiming Job Seekers Allowance for every unfilled vacancy.

In Castle Point in Essex though, there are 12 people chasing every advertised job, in Waveney in Suffolk there are 6.9 unemployed people for each available position.

The Union says 37,000 public sector jobs have been lost in the region since the coalition came to power.