Families 1961 to 2011 by type of family and number of children
Type of family, number of children (of all ages)196119711981199120012011
by absolute numbers
Families total1 859 2551 929 0281 986 3412 109 1282 206 1512 306 650
without children575 501616 886617 329688 185771 809879 687
with child(ren)1 283 7541 312 1421 369 0121 420 9431 434 3421 426 963
1 child636 657591 467619 477699 568706 179740 252
2 children377 061397 021458 360497 050526 483509 269
3 children157 935182 105182 320161 368155 348138 878
4 or more children112 101141 549108 85562 95746 33238 564
Families with children under 15 years .939 602890 143835 364831 418762 226
Couples total1 600 0391 704 6161 729 0651 786 3521 854 2791 935 962
without children575 501616 886617 329688 185771 809879 687
with child(ren)1 024 5381 087 7301 111 7361 098 1671 082 4701 056 275
1 child453 577431 651441 191473 053459 187480 032
2 children324 197354 835405 148424 805444 059420 961
3 children142 414168 578165 821143 527137 486121 034
4 or more children104 350132 66699 57656 78241 73834 248
Couples with children under 15 years 1)693 377840 877772 763687 829673 396609 783
Married couples.1 652 3421 647 3521 646 2631 630 9141 614 273
without children.587 738568 471599 878648 075707 648
with child(ren).1 064 6041 078 8811 046 385982 839906 625
1 child.419 560421 152439 311398 451392 591
2 children.348 997397 056411 767413 830371 943
3 children.165 862162 934139 886130 819110 473
4 or more children.130 18597 73955 42139 73931 618
Married couples with children under 15 years.823 343747 077649 175591 216490 413
Cohabiting couples.52 27481 713140 089223 365321 689
without children.29 14848 85888 307123 734172 039
with child(ren).23 12632 85551 78299 631149 650
1 child.12 09120 03933 74260 73687 441
2 children.5 8388 09213 03830 22949 018
3 children.2 7162 8873 6416 66710 561
4 or more children.2 4811 8371 3611 9992 630
Cohabiting couples with children under 15 years.17 53425 68638 65482 180119 370
Lone parents total259 216224 412257 276322 776351 872370 688
1 child183 080159 816178 286226 515246 992260 220
2 children52 86442 18653 21272 24582 42488 308
3 children15 52113 52716 49917 84117 86217 844
4 or more children7 7518 8839 2796 1754 5944 316
Lone parents with children under 15 years.98 725117 380147 535158 022152 443
Lone fathers.24 02330 83048 63451 14054 736
1 child.16 96420 58733 09837 66341 724
2 children.4 6156 97411 32810 72810 768
3 children.1 4452 1583 0962 1911 856
4 or more children.9991 1111 112558388
Lone fathers with children under 15 years.8 61310 88916 70614 58113 265
Lone mothers.200 389226 446274 142300 732315 952
1 child.142 852157 699193 417209 329218 496
2 children.37 57146 23860 91771 69677 540
3 children.12 08214 34114 74515 67115 988
4 or more children.7 8848 1685 0634 0363 928
Lone mothers with children under 15 years.90 112106 491130 829143 441139 178