Family status

Family members are grouped by family status as follows:
- spouse, no children
- spouse with children
- cohabiting partner, no children
- cohabiting partner with children
- partner in a registered partnership, no children
- partner in a registered partnership with children
- father/mother without spouse
- child.

In the family statistics children comprise all persons, regardless of age, who live with their parents, or the spouse's biological, adopted or confirmed children, but not foster children or children in the care of the family.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Family members are grouped by family status as follows:
- spouse, no children
- spouse with children
- cohabiting partner, no children
- cohabiting partner with children
- partner in a registered partnership, no children
- partner in a registered partnership with children
- father/mother without spouse
- child.

In the family statistics children comprise all persons, regardless of age, who live with their parents, or the spouse's biological or adopted children, but not foster children or children in the care of the family.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 March 2002 - 31 December 2019

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Jaa