According to a survey held by Eurostat in 2022, Maltese youths were found to be among Europe’s eldest citizens to leave their parent’s homes.
The Maltese youths registered the sixth highest average in terms of leaving their parental homes later in life, with an average age of 30.1 years.
Maltese men registered an average age of 30.5, whereas Maltese women registered a slightly younger age of 29.8 years old. The overall European average is 26.4 years, with males having a 27.3 average and women 25.4.
The highest average age were recorded in Croatia at 33.4 years, followed by Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria and Spain. Malta was closely followed by Italy.
On the other hand, Finland registered the lowest average age at 21.3 years, followed by Sweden, Denmark and Sweden.
‘The widest gender gap was found in Romania, where young men left at 29.9 years and women at 25.4 years (4.5-year gender gap), followed by Bulgaria (4.1-year gap), with men moving out at 32.3 years and women at 28.2 years. In contrast, Luxembourg (0.5-year gap), Sweden (0.6), Denmark and Malta (both 0.7) recorded the narrowest gaps between young men and women leaving the parental home.’