There has been a 20 per cent rise in the number of people aged between 20 and 34 living at home since 1997.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found 2.9 million young adults were residing in their mums and dads house in 2011, up from around 2.5 million in 1997.
This is despite the fact the number of individuals aged between 20 and 34 has remained largely the same over the 14-year period, which points to the fact many young people cannot afford to move out.
Part of the reason for this could be a swell in the cost of living, as anyone looking to get their own property needs to save up for a deposit and be able to cover a range of household bills.
Men are more likely to still be in their parents' home, as the figure of 2.9 million includes 1.8 million males and only 1.1 million females.