Official Statistics of Finland


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Share of children living with one parent increases with the childs age
05 Dec 2018
According to Statistics Finland's family statistics 2017, eighty-nine per cent of children aged under three live in families with two parents. In ten years, the share has gone down by two percentage points, while the share of children living in one-parent families in turn has grown by two percentage points. Of all babies aged under one, 91 per cent live with two parents and nine per cent with their mother only.

Next release:
22 May 2019

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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Change: Publication of the annual review Families is postponed
21 Nov 2018
The publication of the data for the annual review Families 2017 reported to be released on 21 November 2017 is postponed.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.5.2019].
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