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Nuclear families in Iceland 2020, by type of family

Considering nuclear families, referring to couples (married and in consensual union) and children below the age of 18, the most common family composition in Iceland in 2020 was married couples without children. Even so, close to 23 thousand families consisted of a married couple and children. When examining single-parent households, it can be observed that single mothers living with their children were close to eight times more common than single fathers living with their children in Iceland in 2020.

Nuclear families in Iceland in 2020, by type of family

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Iceland

Survey time period

January 1, 2020

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information:
"A nuclear family refers to couples (married and in a consensual union) and children below the age of 18, single men and women with children below the age of 18. Persons above the age of 18 who live with their parents are not included in nuclear families. Prior to 1999 a child was defined as a person below the age of 16.

Married couple without children:
Including couples in registered partnership.

Married couple with children:
Including couples in registered partnership.

Consensual union without children:
Including homosexual couples in consensual union.

Consensual union with children:
Including homosexual couples in consensual union."

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