Children of families

Children by age and family type in 2017
Age Total Children from couples (%) Children from single-parent families (%)
0 - 2 2 113,0 88,2 11,8
3 - 5 2 270,5 83,7 16,3
6 - 17 9 304,0 77,2 22,8
18-24 2 731,8 70,2 29,8
25 - 39 1 054,3 64,3 35,7
40 and more 488,5 31,8 68,2
Total 17 962,1 76,2 23,8
0 - 17 13 687,4 80,0 20,0
0 - 24 16 419,3 78,3 21,7






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: March 2021