At 32, Maltese are the last to leave their parental home

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Young Maltese adults are the last to leave their parental home. According to recent Eurostat statistics, Maltese left home at an average age of 32.2 years. They’re followed closely by Croatians who leave home at 31.9 years.

Young adults in Slovakia (30.8 years), Italy (30.1 years), Greece (29.4 years), Spain (29.3 years), Portugal (29.2 years) and Bulgaria (28.9 years) also left the parental home at a later stage.

In 2017 in the EU, young people left home earliest in the three Nordic Member States – Sweden (21.0 years), Denmark (21.1 years) and Finland (21.9 years) – as well as in Luxembourg (21.4 years). They were followed by those in Estonia (23.1 years), Belgium (23.4 years), the Netherlands (23.6 years), Germany (23.7), France (24.0 years) and the United Kingdom (24.4 years).

The estimates also revealed men quit their parents’ homes later than women in every EU country, with the latter going, on average, two years earlier. The highest differences between the genders were registered in Romania (25.6 years for women, compared with 30.3 for men), Bulgaria (26.5 vs. 31.1), Croatia (30.4 vs. 33.4), Slovakia (29.4 vs. 32.2), Hungary (26.0 vs. 28.8), Greece (28.0 vs. 30.7) and the Czech Republic (25.1 vs. 27.7).

Source Eurostat

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