TheHouseShop.com have surveyed long suffering ‘Full Nesters’ to find out at what age people believe children should leave the family home and set up on their own.
Soaring house prices and increasingly unaffordable rents, coupled with low wages for the under 30s, have resulted in more and more grown-up children staying in the family home well into their twenties, and beyond.
Despite the fact that over 80% of GB adults believe that a person should permanently leave the family home by latest age 25, recent ONS analysis of Labour Force Survey statistics show a staggering 3.3million 20-34 year olds still living at home. The latest ONS figures for 2015 show a record high of 40% of 24 year olds still living at home with their parents – the highest percentage since records began in 1996.
On top of this, research by the Centre for Modern Families think tank shows an estimated 2.7million “full-nester” households in the UK with 1 or more adult children living at home.