The proportion of young people living with their parents has been rising in recent years. Between 2005 and 2015 the proportion of 20-24 year olds living with their parents rose from 41.8% to 56.9%. For 25-29 year olds the proportion rose by 5.9 percentage points between 2009 and 2015, from 15.5% to 21.4%.

The largest change occurred among 20-24 year old women, the proportion living with their parents rising from 36.7% in 2005 to 54.7% in 2015. The proportion nevertheless remained higher for 20-24 year old males, or 59% in 2015, though the gender gap had narrowed considerably.

In 2015 Iceland has the sixth lowest proportion of 20-24 year olds living with their parents compared to the other European countries and the seventh lowest proportion of 25-29 year olds.

 

Social indicators: Young people living with their parents - Statistical Series

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