Author/s: Katharine HallDate: November 2019
A child-only household is defined as a household in which all members are younger than 18 years. These households are also commonly referred to as “child-headed households”.
The Children’s Act definition of a child-headed household is different in that it includes households where there are adults who may be too sick or too old to effectively head the household and a child over 16 years bears this responsibility. It is not possible to count this type of child-headed household from the available survey data,