Spanish youths amongst latest to leave home, report confirms

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THE latest study on youth trends by Eurostat statistics office has revealed that young adults in Spain are amongst the latest to leave home in the EU.

While the average age for moving out for all the member states combined was 26.1, in Spain an average age of 28.9 was reported.

While Spanish women were in a bit more of a hurry with an average age of 27.9, young men take another two years to budge.

Scandinavian countries were reported as those where youngsters spread their wings the earliest, with Swedish youths leaving home at an average age of 19.6, Danish at 21 and Finnish at 21.9.

They were followed by Holland at 23.5, France at 23.6 and Germany at 23.9.

Yet youths in Spain were not those who dragged their heels the most.

Croatians were reported as the latest nest-flyers with an average leaving age of 31.9, followed by Slovakia (30.7), Malta (30.1), Italy (29.9), Greece (29.3), Bulgaria (29.1) and Portugal (29).

Across all EU member states women were reported to take the leap earlier than their male counterparts.

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