It may not make much of a difference, but still: young people are less likely to move out. In 2012, one in five young people (aged 18 to 31) living at home moved out and by 2020 it will be one in six, new figures from the statistics agency CBS show.

Among 18-year-olds, this decline was steepest. In 2012, 13 percent of 18-year-olds living at home moved out, in 2019 only 8 percent. That’s 40 percent less.

Increasingly, young people are not leaving home until they are working. In 2019, 21 per cent of young adults who left home were students, while 66 percent were working. In 2013, the figure was 30 percent to 52 percent.

Fewer 'boomerang kids'

But there are also slightly fewer ‘boomerang kids’, as CBS calls them. These are 18- to 31-year-olds who go back to live with their parents because they have financial problems or their relationship with their partner breaks down, for example. In 2017, 5.4 percent of young people living away from home did this, falling to 4.6 percent by 2020.

It is possible that they are better prepared once they leave the parental home, CBS speculates. They are more likely to have a stable income and have had more time to think about the new living situation.

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