By: creativemedia On: April 14, 2017 In: News Comments: 0

For young men, moving out of the family home and living independently was once considered a rite of passage. But the “bachelor pad” could be a thing of the past, as new figures show that almost a third of men do not move out of their parents’ home until their mid-30s.

In 1996, 27 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women aged 20 to 34 lived with their parents, which has been steadily rising over the past two decades.

Now 32 per cent of men aged between 20 and 34 are living with their parents, compared to a fifth (20 per cent) of females, according to the Office for National Statistics’ latest data release on families and households.