Census figures show families still stick together

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9 August 2004, MADRID - Nearly 620,000 Spanish homes – equivalent to one in 23 – house three generations of a family under the same roof, and in nearly 12,000 cases four or more.

9 August 2004

MADRID - Nearly 620,000 Spanish homes – equivalent to one in 23 – house three generations of a family under the same roof, and in nearly 12,000 cases four or more.

Figures published on Monday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), taken from the 2001 census, also show that of the just over 14 million properties registered, nearly six million housed just one generation.

Galicia is the region where the greatest percentage of extended families stick together; accounting for more than 10 percent of homes.

Next in the list of three generational households is the African enclave of Ceuta, with 7.7 percent; followed by the Canary Islands (6.5 percent), and Cantabria (6.4 percent).

At the other end of the scale are Madrid at 3.2 percent and La Rioja at 2.9 percent.

One statistic that stands out in the INE figures is that more than half of all family homes that house four or more generations are in towns with a population of between 1,000 and 20,000 inhabitants.

The study also shows that nearly 2.9 million homes are occupied by just one person.

The head of the household in more than 90 percent of homes is Spanish. Among foreigners, the biggest number is Moroccan at nearly 70,000, followed by British at 50,000, Ecuadorians at 43,600, Germans at just over 40,000 and Colombians at 39,400.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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