Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Ever fewer youths live with parents in 2016

12 Oct 2017, 02:37 ( 5 days ago) | updated: 12 Oct 2017, 11:28 ( 4 days ago)

DF Report
Photo Visit Finland by Kari Ylitalo.

Ever fewer young people aged 20 years to 29 years are living with their parents during the recent period.

According to Statistics Finland, at the end of 2016, slightly under 17 per cent of the dwelling population aged 20 to 29 were living with their parents. The most popular mode of housing among young people is rental living. Owner-occupied dwellings are usually acquired closer to the age of thirty.

In 2016, nearly 111,000 persons of the stipulated age group were living with their parents while the entire dwelling population aged 20 to 29 amounted to around 663,000 persons in 2016.

For the whole country, the share of young adults living with their parents has decreased by three percentage points in good ten years. In 2005, every fifth young adult lived with their parents. The dwelling population refers to people living in actual dwellings, that is, at home, at the end of the year. Persons living in institutions, in dormitories and abroad, as well as homeless people are not included in the dwelling population.

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