Children of families

Children by age and family type in 2014
AgeTotalChildren from couples (%)Children from single-parent families (%)
0 - 2 2 177 655 88,5 11,5
3 - 5 2 297 292 84,1 15,9
6 - 10 3 893 290 80,4 19,6
11-17 5 333 086 75,7 24,3
18 - 24 2 709 453 71,2 28,8
25 and more 1 448 042 55,7 44,3
Total17 858 81877,023,0
0 - 17 13 701 323 80,5 19,5
0 - 24 16 410 776 78,9 21,1






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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