Leaving home

At what age do children in the Netherlands leave home?

In 2020, the average age of young people leaving the parental home was 23.7, compared to 22.8 in 2012. The age declined marginally year-on-year. Previously, young people had left home at a slightly later age in each consecutive year.

Traditionally, women leave home earlier than men. This was also the case in 2020. On average, women were 23..0 and men 24.4.