TABLE 1:

Number of households in the UK in 2011 and sampled within this study of randomly selected UK households, categorised according to the number of household occupants

Number of occupants in householdNumber (%) of households in 2011 (UK census)Number of households in study sampleMean (sd) number of cats reported to be ownedMean (sd) number of dogs reported to be owned
18,087,020 (30.6)914 (30.1)0.25 (0.64)0.38 (0.90)
29,017,950 (34.1)1502 (49.5)0.40 (0.98)0.41 (0.77)
34,117,000 (15.6)396 (13.1)0.47 (0.97)0.52 (0.90)
43,406,530 (12.9)176 (5.8)0.48 (1.12)0.59 (0.82)
≥5 people1,813,620 (6.9)46 (1.5)0.50 (1.10)0.35 (0.57)
Total26,442,1203034