Number of child(ren) in the family

Number of child(ren) 0-17 in the family (in thousands)
  1990199920092014
1 child 3 265,9 3 304,6 3 446,7 3 484,7
2 children 2 729,4 2 749,6 2 928,1 3 005,7
3 children 1 049,4 993,9 981,5 990,4
4 children or more 384,9 314,3 275,0 284,8
Together7429,57362,47631,37765,6

Metropolitan France
Definition Family (population census) : A family is that part of a household comprising at least two people and composed of - a couple (two persons of different sexes, married or not) either without children or with a child or children who belong to the same household;- an adult and his/her child(ren) who belong to the same household (single-parent family). In order for someone to be counted as a child of a family, that person must be single and have no spouse/life partner or children belonging to the same household (see definition of the Child of a family)
Source: INSEE, Population censuses

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