- Almost one third of the survey respondents had three or more children in the home, and anotherthird had two children; more than three-quarters had pre-school children.
- Divorced and separated respondents were more likely to have older children, and less likely to have pre-school children.
Nearly 60% of divorced or separated respondents had pre-school children, and over 40% had children over 12, compared to never-married respondents, 84% of whom had pre-school children and 20% of whom had older children. Thus, never-married respondents have the greatest potential need for child care assistance. However, as noted above, many of the never-married respondents were living with other adults who might assist with informal child care.