In the EU27 in 2008, 20% of women and 32% of men aged 25 to 34 lived with at least one of their parents1. Among these young women and men still living at home, 13% were in education. For the age group 18 to 24, as would be expected, the share living with their parents was much higher at 71% for women and 82% for men. Among this age group of young women and men living at home, the proportion of those in education was 55%. Finally, among young adults aged 18 to 34, 48% of women and 36% of men lived in a consensual union2.
These indicators on young adults living with their parents come from a report3 published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Lowest share of young adults live with their parents in the Nordic countries
In 2008, the highest shares of young adults aged 18 to 24 living with their parents were recorded for both women and men in Slovenia and Malta (both 93% for women and 97% for men) and Slovakia (90% and 96%), and the lowest shares in Denmark (27% and 40%), Finland (32% and 53%) and Sweden (37% and 47%).