A household is: �
- Couples married to each other or living together as husband and wife and couples in same sex relationships �
- Relatives living together, including parents, grandparents, children and step children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces or cousins.
Half-relatives are treated as full relatives. A foster child living with his or her foster parent is treated as living in the same household as his/her foster parent.
Any domestic staff are also included in the household if they are living rent-free in accommodation provided by the person who they are working for.
More household examples �
- Three friends sharing together would be considered as three households �
- A couple sharing with a third, unrelated person would be classed as two households �
- A family renting a property is a single household. If that family had an au pair to look after their children that person would be included in their household. �
- Four students sharing a house would be classed as four households even if they share a tenancy agreement.