Concepts




Cohabiting couple


A cohabiting couple is defined as two spouseless adults of different sex aged 18 and over and occupying the same dwelling on a permanent basis, provided their age difference is less than 16 years and they are not siblings. In case the couple has a common child these specifications do not apply. Same-sex persons living together are not inferred as cohabiting couples. Only registered partnerships are recorded in the statistics.



Statistics using the definition

Topic

Validity of the definition

  • Valid

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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