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Monday 25 September 2017

Families increasingly turn to rented accommodation

An explosion in families living in rented accommodation has been observed in Census 2016.

The latest figures from the Census show a national picture that reflects what is happening on the ground here in Fingal.

Nationally, The number of married couples with children in rental accommodation increased by 20.1 per cent to 101,741 families between 2011 and 2016, while the numbers in accommodation owned with or without a mortgage fell by 1.6 per cent to 466,576.

The number of cohabiting couples with children in rental accommodation increased by 37.6 per cent to 39,981 families while those in other types of accommodation increased by 14.1 per cent.

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