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  • This is not about the house, but the number and relationship of the occupants to each other.
  • A single occupant is always only one household.
  • If all occupants are related in some way even remotely they are likely classed as Class C3: one single household.
  • An unmarried couple (male of female) is likely a single household.
  • If just one person is unrelated to another within the same house e.g. a tenant then the category of housing is deemed to be two households.
  • A group of students was once deemed to be a single house hold - not any more, unless they are also related in some other way e.g. triplets, cousins, uncle, aunt, step parent, half sibling, etc.
Published: 8 November 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021