Children of families

Children by age and family type in 2018
Age Total Children from couples (%) Children from single-parent families (%)
0 - 2 2 075,6 87,9 12,1
3 - 5 2 249,0 83,4 16,6
6 - 17 9 346,3 76,8 23,2
18-24 2 749,1 69,6 30,4
25 - 39 1 072,5 63,3 36,7
40 and more 493,1 31,6 68,4
Total 17 985,6 75,8 24,2
0 - 17 13 670,9 79,6 20,4
0 - 24 16 420,0 77,9 22,1

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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Update: February 2022