Official Statistics of Finland


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Nine out of ten children aged under three live with their parents
25 Nov 2016
According to Statistics Finland's family statistics, 89 per cent of children aged under three live with their both parents. In ten years, this share has gone down by two percentage points. The share of children living in one-parent families has in turn grown by one percentage point.

Next release:
26 May 2017

Description: Families are formed at the turn of the year from persons living in the same dwelling according to the population information system of the Population Register Centre. The statistics comprise families and families with children, and their demographic data. Families are classified into families without children, married or cohabiting couples living with children, and single-parent families. Cohabiting couples are deduced from living together. The statistics contain data on the age, language, nationality and country of birth of spouses/parents, and on the age and gender of each child living at home. Families with children are those that include children under the age of 18.
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Keywords: children, cohabition, families, families with underage children, marriage, nationality, reconstituted families, registered partnership, single-parent families.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.3.2017].
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