|1In this breakdown, no figures are available yet for 2017.|
Since the introduction of the social loan system, fewer students have left home to live on their own, according to earlier research conducted by CBS. Whether students are still registered at their parents’ address or live away from home does no longer affect the level of student finance.
Living at home more popular among all young people aged 18 and over
Both teenagers and people in their twenties stay with their parents relatively more often. The shift is most significant among young people at the age of 19 and those aged 23 to 26 years. In 2012, 76.4 percent of the 19-year-olds were registered with one or both of their parents. This increased to 79.4 percent in 2017. Among 24-year-olds, this share went up from 33.6 to 36.8 percent.
Men and women leaving home later
Traditionally, women leave home earlier than men. This was also the case in 2017, although the gender gap has become smaller since 2012. In 2017, women were on average 22.7 years old when they moved away from home, i.e. 0.7 years older than five years previously. The average age of men leaving home was 24.2 on average, which is 0.6 years older than in 2012.