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Children and their Families

Upcoming publishing: 2020-06-11

The statistics cover children's families, separations among parents, joint and sole custody, geographic distance between children and parents, children with Swedish/foreign background and adoption. It also contains data on children's living conditions, parents' employment and economic conditions.

Statistical news

Statistics on children and their families in 2018


In 2018, 64 000 children experienced the separation of their parents. This corresponds to 3.7 percent of children younger than 18 years who lived together with two parents at the beginning of the year.

All statistical news for this statistic

Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Measuring parental separations. Quality of register based statistics English Report 2018-12-11
Development of Statistics Sweden’s statistics on children and their families English Report 2017-03-21

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