One parent families and children by sex of parent
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Unit
Number of families:
Families
Percent of all one parent families:
Percent
Children in one parent families:
Children
Percent of all children in one parent families:
Percent
Average number of children in one parent families:
Children
Contact
Number of families:
Gender Statistics, UNECE/STAT
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E-mail: gender.stats@un.org
Latest update
Number of families:
5/6/2017
Percent of all one parent families:
5/6/2017
Children in one parent families:
5/6/2017
Percent of all children in one parent families:
5/6/2017
Average number of children in one parent families:
5/6/2017
Data type
Number of families:
Stock
Percent of all one parent families:
Average
Children in one parent families:
Stock
Percent of all children in one parent families:
Average
Average number of children in one parent families:
Average
Creation date
12/12/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000353
Footnotes

Footnotes

Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources.

Definition: One parent families are families composed by a lone parent with one or more children.
A child refers to a blood, step- or adopted son or daughter (regardless of age or marital status) who has usual residence in the household of the parent, and who has no partner or own child(ren) in the same household.


General note: Data come from population censuses, micro-censuses and household sample surveys, unless otherwise specified.

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Country: Armenia
Change in definition (2004 - onwards): Children under age 15 actually correspond to those under 18.
Country: Austria
Break in methodlogy (2004): Change in data collection procedure.
Country: Austria
Break in methodlogy (2004): Change in data collection procedure.
Country: Belarus
Change in definition (2000 - 2009): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Belarus
Change in definition (2000 - 2009): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Belarus
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: Belarus
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: Belgium
Break in methodlogy (2000 - 2008): data are from population register
Country: Belgium
Break in methodlogy (2000 - 2008): data are from population register
Country: Belgium
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Belgium
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Belgium
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Belgium
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1985
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1985
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (2010): Data refer to 2011
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (2010): Data refer to 2011
Country: Canada
Break in methodlogy (2001): Change in definition of children.
Country: Canada
Change in definition (1980 - 2011): Data refer to children under 15 in lone parent families
Country: Canada
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Canada
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Canada
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996
Country: Croatia
Change in definition (1980 - 1990): Data refer to population with permanent residence irrespective of actual residence and duration.
Country: Croatia
Change in definition (1980 - 1990): Data refer to population with permanent residence irrespective of actual residence and duration.
Country: Croatia
Change in definition (2001 - 2011): Data refer to usual resident population.
Country: Croatia
Change in definition (2001 - 2011): Data refer to usual resident population.
Country: Croatia
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Croatia
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Croatia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Croatia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Cyprus
Territorial change (2011): Data cover only government controlled area.
Country: Cyprus
Territorial change (2011): Data cover only government controlled area.
Country: Czechia
Refer to one parent families with economically inactive dependent children aged 0-25.
Country: Czechia
Refer to one parent families with economically inactive dependent children aged 0-25.
Country: Estonia
Change in definition (2001 - 2007): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Estonia
Change in definition (2008 onward): Data refer to one parent families with children aged 0?17 and persons aged 18-24 who are economically inactive and living with at least one parent.
Country: France
Break in methodlogy (2006 - 2010): The census is based on annual data collection, successively surveying all the municipal territories over a five-year period.
Country: France
Break in methodlogy (2006 - 2010): The census is based on annual data collection, successively surveying all the municipal territories over a five-year period.
Country: France
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: France
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: France
Territorial change (1990 - 2010): Data cover Metropolitan France and overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, French Guiana)
Country: France
Territorial change (1990 - 2010): Data cover Metropolitan France and overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, French Guiana)
Country: Germany
Break in methodlogy (1980): From 1980 to 2004, data refer to one reporting week
Country: Germany
Break in methodlogy (1980): From 1980 to 2004, data refer to one reporting week
Country: Germany
Break in methodlogy (2005): From 2005, annual avarage figures
Country: Germany
Break in methodlogy (2005): From 2005, annual avarage figures
Country: Germany
Change in definition (1980 - 1995): Data refer to single mother/father with or without a partner living in the same household (but not married)
Country: Germany
Change in definition (1980 - 1995): Data refer to single mother/father with or without a partner living in the same household (but not married)
Country: Germany
Change in definition (2000 - 2012): Data refer to single mother/father without a partner living in the same houshold
Country: Germany
Change in definition (2000 - 2012): Data refer to single mother/father without a partner living in the same houshold
Country: Germany
Territorial change (1980 - 1990): Data refer to the former territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Country: Germany
Territorial change (1980 - 1990): Data refer to the former territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Country: Hungary
Change in definition (1980 - 2011): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 15 and never married.
Country: Hungary
Change in definition (1980 - 2011): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 15 and never married.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (1980 - 1995): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 16.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (1980 - 1995): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 16.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (2000): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Iceland
Change in definition (2000): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Ireland
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996
Country: Ireland
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1996
Country: Israel
Break in methodology (2012): The Labour Force Survey has been changed from a quarterly format to a monthly format.
Country: Israel
Children in one parent families where at least 1 child under 15 refer to children of any age in one parent families
Country: Kazakhstan
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: Kazakhstan
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999.
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1979 Censuses (17 January)
Measurement: Number of families , Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1989 Censuses (12 January)
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999 Censuses (24 March)
Measurement: Percent of all one parent families , Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1989 Censuses (12 January)
Measurement: Children in one parent families , Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1989 Censuses (12 January)
Measurement: Percent of all children in one parent families , Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1989 Censuses (12 January)
Measurement: Average number of children in one parent families , Country: Kyrgyzstan
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1989 Censuses (12 January)
Country: Latvia
Change in definition (2011): In 2011 Census in Latvia the housekeeping concept of household was used instead of the household-dwelling concept used in the previous 2000 Census.
Country: Latvia
Change in definition (2011): In 2011 Census in Latvia the housekeeping concept of household was used instead of the household-dwelling concept used in the previous 2000 Census.
Country: Lithuania
Change in definition (2001 - 2011): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Lithuania
Change in definition (2001 - 2011): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: Luxembourg
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Luxembourg
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Luxembourg
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Luxembourg
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Measurement: Number of families , Country: Malta
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18 or in the age group 18-24 who are inactive.
Data refer to number of households composed of one adult and one or more dependent children irrespective of the relationship between adult and child.
Measurement: Children in one parent families , Country: Malta
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18 or in the age group 18-24 who are inactive.
Data refer to number of households composed of one adult and one or more dependent children irrespective of the relationship between adult and child.
Measurement: Average number of children in one parent families , Country: Malta
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18 or in the age group 18-24 who are inactive.
Data refer to number of households composed of one adult and one or more dependent children irrespective of the relationship between adult and child.
Country: Montenegro
Change in definition (2003 - 2010): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 25.
Country: Montenegro
Change in definition (2003 - 2010): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 25.
Country: Norway
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18. See more about definitions: http://www.ssb.no/en/befolkning/statistikker/familie/aar/20--16-04-14?fane=om
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Country: Poland
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1978
Country: Poland
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1978
Country: Poland
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1988
Country: Poland
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1988
Country: Portugal
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Portugal
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Romania
Change in definition (1990): The reference is for the children in one parent families where at least 1 child is under 25
Country: Romania
Change in definition (1990): The reference is for the children in one parent families where at least 1 child is under 25
Country: Romania
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992
Country: Romania
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992
Measurement: Children in one parent families , Country: Russian Federation
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 15.
Measurement: Percent of all children in one parent families , Country: Russian Federation
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 15.
Measurement: Average number of children in one parent families , Country: Russian Federation
Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 15.
Country: Serbia
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981.
Country: Serbia
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981.
Country: Serbia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991.
Country: Serbia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991.
Country: Serbia
Territorial change (1980): Data refer to the whole territory of the Republic of Serbia
Country: Serbia
Territorial change (1980): Data refer to the whole territory of the Republic of Serbia
Country: Serbia
Territorial change (1990 - 2011): Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Serbia
Territorial change (1990 - 2011): Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Slovakia
Additional information (1980 - 1990): Detailed data from the 1980 and 1991 census about children in one parent-families are not available.
Country: Slovakia
Additional information (1980 - 1990): Detailed data from the 1980 and 1991 census about children in one parent-families are not available.
Country: Slovakia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Slovakia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (1980 - 1990): Data refer to de jure population and one parent families with never married children
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (1980 - 1990): Data refer to de jure population and one parent families with never married children
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (2002): Data refer to de facto population.
Country: Slovenia
Change in definition (2002): Data refer to de facto population.
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (1980): Data refer to 1981
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1991
Country: Spain
Change in definition (2001, 2011): If two or more "one-parent families" are found inside the same household, all of them are counted.
Country: Spain
Change in definition: For 2011 all data are rounded to the closest integer multiple of 5. From 2013 all data are rounded to the closest integer multiple of 100.
Country: Sweden
Since 2011, the source is register-based household statistics. Reported figures are based on estimated relations between those who occupy the same housing unit. Figures refer to all households defined as one parent families. Children are classified based on four different types of relations. Biological parents with children and adoptive parents with children are the two most common types of relations. Children classified by guardianship and ''Other person'' account for a small share. Individuals are classified as children regardless of age if they live with their biological or adoptive parents and don’t have any children or partner in the same household. Single parents with children who share a housing unit with other occupants are not included in the reported figures.
Country: Switzerland
Additional information (1980 - 2000): Data are based on traditional census (full field enumeration)
Country: Switzerland
Break in methodlogy: From 2010 data are based on sample survey of the resident permanent population 15 +
Country: Turkey
Additional information (2002 - 2007): The variable of "type of household" was asked directly to the respondants.
Country: Turkey
Additional information (2002 - 2007): The variable of "type of household" was asked directly to the respondants.
Country: Turkey
Additional information (2008 - 2012): The variable of "type of household" was calculated at the offiice by using the variable named "relationship to the household head".
Country: Turkey
Additional information (2008 - 2012): The variable of "type of household" was calculated at the offiice by using the variable named "relationship to the household head".
Country: Ukraine
Change in definition (2002 - 2013): Children in one parent families&
39; include families where children do not have one or both parents. &
39;Children in one parent families, sex of parent unknown&
39; include number of households where children do not have both parents and live with relatives or other people.
Measurement: Number of families , Country: Ukraine
Change in definition (2002 - 2013): Children in one parent families&
39; include families where children do not have one or both parents. &
39;Children in one parent families, sex of parent unknown&
39; include number of households where children do not have both parents and live with relatives or other people.
Country: Ukraine
Territorial change (2002 - 2013): Territorial sample excluded localities (and the population living in them) which were radioactively contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster.
Country: United States
Break in methodlogy (2007): break in series in children data, change in definition of children in one parent families.
Country: United States
Break in methodlogy (2007): break in series in children data, change in definition of children in one parent families.
Country: United States
Change in definition (1980 - onwards): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.
Country: United States
Change in definition (1980 - onwards): Data refer to one parent families with children aged under 18.