Children of families

Children by age and family type in 2012 (thousands)
 0 - 23 - 56 - 1011 - 1718 - 2425 and moreTogether
Couple with child(ren) 1 998 1 947 3 112 3 983 1 961 768 13 768
Lone parent family : man with child(ren) 24 45 108 212 144 93 625
Lone parent family : woman with child(ren) 229 312 622 1 012 595 474 3 245
Together 2 250 2 304 3 842 5 206 2 700 1 336 17 638

Metropolitan France Source : Insee - Population Census Definition of child of family ( In the census of the population) : is counted as child of a family any person living within the same household (in the census’s meaning) that its parents which whom the person constitutes a family or the person constitutes a family with, whatever its age, if it is unmarried and does not have spouse or alive child living in the household (with which it would constitute a family as an adult then). The family’s child can be the two parents’ child, the one of one parent or the other, an adoptive child, or a child in supervision of one or the other relative. No age limit is fixed to be child of a family. A grandson or a granddaughter is not considered as "child of a family". When all the children left the parental household, the couple is considered as a no child couple.

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