By Maximilian Clarke

More than 1 in 3 UK adults are single, official figures show, whilst numbers of married individuals has dropped to below half of the population for the first time.

The Office for National Statistics’ official figures were published today, coinciding with average household expenditure which skyrocketed over the past decade to an average of £474 in 2010, from £455 in 2000.

Transport emerged as the single biggest household expenditure, closely followed by ‘recreation and culture’, accounting for £60 a week.

Over the same period, expenditure on computer durables doubled, whilst telephone bills were the only category to see falls in real terms.

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