Income, house, kids, hours’ sleep per night: What does the average UK family look like?

And you'll never guess how many times mums get ill each year.... ?


A new survey of 2,000 households, by Nationwide, has revealed what the average UK family looks like.


Interested to see how yours compares? Take a look….

  • Annual income: £29,688
  • Number of kids: 2
  • Pets: 1 dog
  • House: 3-bedroom
  • Car: Ford Focus

Money owed on:

  • Personal loans: £1,315
  • Credit card: £1,618
  • Student loan: £1,496
  • Car finance: £896
  • Disposable income per week: £183
  • Bedtime: 9.58pm
  • Hours’ sleep per night: 6.5

A separate survey of 2,000 people, by Healthspan, has also revealed that the ‘average’ mum gets ill more than 324 times during their little one’s childhood – getting bugs and colds passed on from their offspring.

A relentless cycle of migraines, sore throats, and sickness bugs means as a mum you’re likely to get ill 18 times a year.

On top of that – you’re also likely to have at least one bout of nits a year if your child gets them at school and brings those critters home. Boo ?

How do you compare?

Judging by the stats above – are you an ‘average’ family? Tell us in the comments below or over on Facebook

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