In nearly 25 years the rate of children born outside marraige in the UK has gone from 14% to 40% (the rest of the EU average is 33%). Other gems...

In nearly 25 years the rate of children born outside marraige in the UK has gone from 14% to 40% (the rest of the EU average is 33%).

Other gems from the ONC report are:

In spring 2005, one in five full-time employees reported usually working more than 48 hours a week.Passengers travelling to or from overseas countries through UK airports (excluding transit passengers) almost quadrupled between 1980 and 2004, from 43 to 167 million.More than one billion journeys were made on the national rail network each year in 2003-4 and 2004-5 – the highest level since 1961.Transactions using debit cards increased ten-fold from 1991 to 2004, while credit card transactions trebled.The number of UK households that owned second homes abroad rose 45%, to almost 257,000, from 1999-2000 to 2003-4.

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