Share of single parent households below EU avg

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The share of single-parent households among all households with children in Hungary stood at 11% in 2020, according to data by statistical agency Eurostat.

In the European Union as a whole, approximately 14% of households with children consisted of single parents.

The share of single parents varied greatly among EU member states. Looking at the share of single-parent households among all households with children, six countries recorded a share of over 20% of all households with children: Sweden (34%), Denmark (29%), Estonia (28%), Latvia, and Lithuania(both 25%) and France (21%).

At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest shares were registered in Croatia (5%), Romania (7%), and Finland (8%), while Greece, Slovakia, Malta, Poland, Spain, and Slovenia all recorded 9%.

Chart by Eurostat.

In 2020, there were 195.4 million households in the EU. Nearly a third of these households (29%) had children living with them.

 

 

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