# Calculating the Median from a Withington Census

I have been struggling with how you solve the first part of the question, as when I put the values for household size in order, I end up with the median as 3, but the mark scheme says that 2 is the answer for the median. Because of this, I do not understand how you can calculate the upper and lower quartiles. I know I have gone wrong somewhere in my reasoning, as Statistics is my weakest subject. (If you could recommend some useful A Level Statistics resources, please let me know).

Any help would be appreciated.

There are $$34.1\%$$ of households with $$1$$ person, and $$26.1\%$$ with $$2$$ people, making $$60.2\%$$ with $$2$$ or fewer. Clearly, the $$50\%$$ mark falls in the $$2$$-person range. The median is therefore $$2$$.