Portugal youths among slowest to leave the nest - Eurostat

By PA/Lusa, in News · 17-05-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments
Portugal youths among slowest to leave the nest - Eurostat

Portuguese youths are among the slowest to move out of their parents’ homes, on average when they are nearly 29, according to 2017 figures.

The European statistics office said that in 2017 more than a third (35.3 percent) of young men between 25 and 34 lived with their parents compared to a fifth (21,7 percent) of young women.

This trend was even starker in Portugal, with 50.8 percent of young men and 40.5 percent of young women living at home in 2017.

On average in Europe one in four people aged between 25 and 34 (28.5 percent) lived with their parents, but in Portugal, this figure was 45.6 percent.

The countries where young people stayed longest with their parents were Croatia (31.8 years on average), Slovakia (30.9), Malta (30.7) and Italy (30.1), whereas at the opposite extreme came Sweden (18.5), followed by Luxembourg (20.1) and Denmark (21.1).


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