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The Number Of Young Irish People Still Living At Home On The Rise

Josh Crosbie
Josh Crosbie

04:15 19 Feb 2020


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Half of young people in their 20s still living at home with their parents.

That's according to new research which highlights the lasting impacts of the recession.

The Eurofound survey shows 47.2% of Irish people aged between 25 and 29 live at home with their parents.

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In contrast, the rate of 25-29 year olds living at home is 24% in the UK.

In countries such as Finland and Denmark the figure is less than 10%.

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Overall, the highest proportions of young adults living with their parents in 2017 were in southern and eastern EU Member States, as well as Ireland.

The rate in Portugal is 59% - and even higher in countries such as Italy (64%), Greece (69%) and Croatia (73%).

Ireland's figures show an increase of 11 per cent over ten years.

One of the biggest jumps in Europe along with Luxembourg and Romania.

The recession is believed to be the main reason for young people being stuck in their parent's house.

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Wayne Stanely from the Simon Community said, "Rents and home prices are just too expensive for many 20-somethings."

He said: "The crash obviously led to a housing crisis - that housing crisis is not just a housing crisis, it's an affordability crisis."

"The affordability is particularly affecting young people."


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