Families in France

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Statista dossier on families in France

This Statista dossier on families in France provides a comprehensive overview of French family life and environment. It includes statistics on marriage, divorce, children and their education. This dossier also presents French public opinion on the relationships between family members.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Families in France in 2015, by family type

    • Average number of children in families in France in 2011, by family type

    • Families with minor children in France 2015, by type

    • Distribution of families with children in France 2011, by family type and by region

    • Children living in blended families in France 2011, by cohabiting parent

    • Opinion on the creation of a step-parent status for stepfamilies in France 2015

    • Share of single-parent families in France 1990-2015

    • Share of underage children living with only one parent in France 2018, by region

  • 2. Marriage
    • France: total number of marriages 2004-2018

    • France: number of different-gender marriages 2004-2018

    • France: number of same-sex marriages 2013-2018

    • France: number of Catholic marriages 2008-2017

    • Age difference at marriage between men and women in France 2017

    • Mean age at same-sex marriages in France 2018, by gender

    • Mean age at opposite-sex marriages in France 2018, by gender

    • France: average age at first wedding 2004-2018, by gender

    • Share of French people who believe in marriage or not in 2016

  • 3. Divorce
    • Total number of divorces in France 2004-2016

    • Number of divorces per 100 marriages in France 2007-2016

    • Divorce rate for 1.000 marriages in France 2015, by duration of the marriage

    • Number of divorces in France 2017, by age and gender

    • Number of divorces in France in 2017, by reason of divorce

    • Number of divorce proceedings in France 2017, by number of children

    • Children living in alternating residence in France 2016, by age

    • Distribution of children of divorce in France 2012, by custody and divorce type

    • Number of remarriages after a divorce in France 2006-2017

  • 4. Children
    • Fertility rate in France 2005-2016

    • Fertility rate in France 1995-2016

    • France: number of families with one child 1990-2015

    • France: number of families with two children 1990-2015

    • France: number of families with four children or more 1990-2015

    • France: number of families with three children 1990-2015

    • France: share of families with one child 1990-2015

    • France: share of families with two children 1990-2015

    • France: share of families with three children 1990-2015

    • France: share of families with four children or more 1990-2015

    • Share of children born out of wedlock in France 1994-2018

  • 5. Education
    • Opinion on the difficulty of raising a child among French parents 2017

    • Interruption or reduction of professional activity of parents in France 2010

    • Opinion on the duration of maternity leave in France 2016

    • Opinion on the duration of paternity leave in France 2016

    • Feeling of loneliness experienced by French parents when raising their child 2017

    • Share of parents who sometimes need help raising their children in France 2017

    • Persons providing help with the education of children in case of problems France 2017

    • Most frequent difficulties encountered by parents with their children in France 2017

    • Main childcare methods for young children during the week in France 2013

  • 6. Relationships between family members
    • Frequency at which French people see their family 2015, by age group

    • Feeling of closeness to family or friends among French people 2015

    • Opinion of French people on the relationship they have with their in-laws 2015

    • Main moments people share with their grandmother(s) in France 2019

    • Main moments people share with their grandfather(s) in France 2019

    • Frequency of contribution of seniors to the expenses of their descendants in France 2016

    • French young adults living alone with financial support from family 2013, by age

    • Willingness of French people to host their parents permanently 2015

    • French adults who returned to live with their parents 2011, by cause

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