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Shelter: Nearly 2m working adults still living with parents

Nearly two million 20-34-year-olds are still living with their parents despite being in employment, according to a housing charity.

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.

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Areas of UK where most adult children live with parents

Housing charity Shelter uncovered several areas of England where the number of adult children living with their mum and dad is much higher than other parts of the country.

  • Castle Point in Essex where 45% of working 20- to 34-year-olds live with their parents.
  • Knowsley in Merseyside where the figure is 42%.
  • Solihull 38% of young working adults still live in the home they grew up in.

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