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Households and families

A household comprises all persons living at the same address, regardless of their mutual relations. Households are broken down by type (e.g. single man or married couple) and size, i.e. number of persons in the household. A family consists of one or more people living at the same address and with certain mutual relations. A family may consist of a single person or a couple with or without children below the age of 25 living at home.


The statistics on households contain information on place of residence (region and municipality), type of household (i.e. composition of the household) and size of the household.

The statistics on families contain information on place of residence (region and municipality), family type (i.e. composition of the family), family size and number of children in the family. We operate with two groups of children in the family statistics: children living at home and children not living at home. Both groups require that the persons have never been married, do not have children of their own, and are not part of a cohabiting couple. Children living at home reside with at least one of their parents and are under the age of 25 (and meet the above conditions). Children not living at home must be under the age of 18, and statistically, they each constitute their own family.



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