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The number of jobless families with children under 15 (as a percentage of all families with children under 15) has declined over the last decade, from 13% in 2009 to 11% in 2019.
Graph: Jobless families by family type, 2009 to 2019
Jobless couple families with dependants
In June 2019, there were 100,000 jobless couple families with dependants (including children under 15 and dependant students aged 15-24 years). 95,000 (91%) of these families had children under 15. An estimated 200,000 children aged 0-14 years were in jobless couple families. (Table 4)
Jobless one parent families with dependants
There were 210,000 jobless one parent families with dependants in June 2019, about one third (32%) of all one parent families with dependants. 90% of these jobless one parent families had children under 15. This equated to an estimated 350,000 children aged 0-14 years in these families. (Table 1, Table 4)
Jobless families without dependants
In June 2019 there were 1.1 million jobless families without dependants, which represented 29% of all families without dependants. Of all jobless families without dependants;
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