Around 20% of Luxembourgers aged between 25-34 still live with their parents, according to a recent Eurostat survey.

In 2019, the share of young people aged 25 to 34 who were living with their parents ranged across the EU Member States from fewer than 1 in 10 in Denmark (4.0%), Finland (4.8%) and Sweden (5.7%), to more than half in Slovakia (56.4% in 2018), Greece (57.8%) and Croatia (62.0%) so says a new Eurostat report. On average, young people in the EU left the parental household at the age of 26.2 years in 2019.  However, this age varied significantly across the EU Member States.

Data from 2019 suggested that young people left home earliest in the three northern Member States and Luxembourg: Sweden (17.8 years), Denmark (21.1 years) and Finland (21.8 years). Luxembourg comes in second place after Sweden, with the average young person leaving home at 20.1 years. Other countries where young people left home before the age of 25 include: Estonia (22.2 years), France (23.6 years), Germany and the Netherlands (both with 23.7 years).

Young adults in Croatia and Slovakia remained the longest in the parental household, leaving home on average at the age of 31.8 and 30.9 years respectively.

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Bucking the trend - women stay longer at parental home than men

In almost all EU Member States, young women tended to leave the parental household earlier than men. The only exception was Luxembourg (20.3 years for women, compared with 20.0 years for men).

The largest differences between the genders were registered in Romania (25.7 years for women, compared with 30.3 for men), Bulgaria (27.6 vs. 32.1), Croatia (29.9 vs. 33.6), Latvia (24.8 vs. 28.1), Hungary (25.8 vs. 28.5) and Slovakia (29.6 vs. 32.1).

Full report here