North East Adults Can't Afford To Move Out
29 July 2014, 09:31
165,000 working adults in the North East are still living with their parents because they can't afford to move out.
Research from housing charity Shelter shows 48% of those still living in the family home say it's down to cost.
Nationally it's claimed nearly two million young working adults, aged between 20 and 34 years old, still live at home.
This accounts for a quarter of all 20-to-34 year old working adults in England.
A YouGov poll commissioned by the charity found that a lack of affordable housing was the single biggest reason why so many young adults in England are unable to fly the nest.
The charity wants the Government to do more to help.
The data comes from the 2011 Census.
The charity's polling also revealed the impact living with their parents is having on the country's emerging "clipped wing generation".
Over half (52%) of all young, working adults who live in their family home said they worry it is holding them back from leading an independent life.
Figures published by the government this month show that average house prices for first-time buyers in the UK have risen by 11.3% in a year.
Shelter is calling on all political parties to put the prospect of a stable home back in reach of ordinary working people by committing to plans that will build more affordable homes.