Northern families are closer than those in the south of the UK

Families in the North spend more time together and argue less than southern families, says a new study


Northern relatives are closer to each other than families living in the south of Britain, reports the Press Association.


Families in the North tend to avoid tension, with 34% of Scottish and Northern families claiming they never have family feuds, compared to 15% of Southerners.

The stats come from a study that was undertaken to coincide with the The Royal Family: Behind the sofa series airing on digital TV tonight.

The results also showed 22% of Northerners along with 32% of those in the Midlands live or plan to live with their parents past the age of 24.  However, 37% of Southerners leave the nest by the age of 20.

London families appear to be the most isolated as 20% admit to not respecting their parents, along with an equal number saying they do not get on with their siblings.

When it comes to family meals, 60% of Northern families and 65% of families in the Midlands regularly have meals together (up to three times a week), compared to 31% of Southern families.

In the run up to Christmas, 65% of Northern families claim they’ll be spending most of the time together with other relatives, compared to 42% of families in the South.


With the research suggesting a divide between the North and South regions, one thing they both have in common is their love for their parents – though sadly 62% of adults surveyed said they never tell their parents they love them and admit that it just goes unsaid.

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