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Children and their Families

Official statistics of Sweden

The statistics cover children's families, separations among parents, joint and sole custody, geographic distance between children and parents, children with Swedish/foreign background and adoption. It also contains data on children's living conditions, parents' employment and economic conditions.

Statistical news

Seven out of ten families with children are a nuclear family


There are 1.2 million families with children under 18 years of age in Sweden. Seven out of ten are nuclear families, just over two out of ten are families with a single parent and just under one in ten are a reconstructed family. It is most common for there to be one or two children in the family. This applies to more than eight out of ten families with children.

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Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Living conditions for children with foreign background English Report 2020-05-07
Measuring parental separations. Quality of register based statistics English Report 2018-12-11
Development of Statistics Sweden’s statistics on children and their families English Report 2017-03-21

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