Statistics on the topic of children

What is the situation regarding childcare in Germany??

Pre-school education for children is voluntary in Germany, but since 2014 there have been legal entitlements to places in childcare for children under six years of age. Many parents therefore have their children looked after in daycare centers and kindergartens. Overall, more than half a million young children aged 0 to under 3 were cared for in daycare facilities in Germany in 2020. In the age category from 3 to under 6 years, there were around 2 million children.

Childcare options are particularly important for single parents. In 2019, there were approximately 2.6 million single parents in Germany. Among them were 2.2 million mothers and about 420.000 fathers. A total of 18.6 percent of children thus lived with a single parent. Overall, the number of families with minor children is highest among families where the parents are married. The number of married couples living in Germany with children under the age of 18 is approximately 5.72 million (as of 2019).

What kind of financial support do parents receive from the state??

Financially, parents are supported by the state in the form of tax breaks, social benefits and child allowances. In 2019, around 38.8 billion euros in child benefits were paid out by the state. Despite these promotions, in international comparison, there are some countries such as z.B. Scandinavian countries, which do significantly more to combat child poverty. This is one of the reasons why the issue of child poverty is increasingly becoming the focus of public debate in Germany. In June 2020, the proportion of children under the age of 15 in Bremen living in Hartz IV needy households was around 30.4 percent. Thus, more than one in three children lived in a community of need. In comparison, this is the highest figure among all federal states in Germany.

How children in Germany spend their free time?

After the age of six, many children move from kindergarten to school. According to the LBS Kinderbarometer, around 46 percent of children rate their own well-being at school as (very) good. But even at elementary school age, a lot is demanded of the children. Around 24 percent sometimes feel overwhelmed by the pressure to perform and the expectations of teachers. In addition to school lessons, however, younger children in particular still have some time to pursue their hobbies and interests. In addition to studying and doing homework, playing games, meeting friends and watching television are among the leisure activities regularly pursued. Due to the Internet with social media and technical devices such as smartphones, computers and game consoles, to which children also devote more and more time and attach importance, the organization of leisure time has changed significantly compared to the last ten years. Around 32 percent of children and young people in Germany only play outside one or two days a week, but this is probably further exacerbated by the fact that many parents do not let their children play outside without adult supervision.

It is striking that around 65 percent of girls and boys aged 13 already own their own television and around 56.6 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 13 have their own cell phone or smartphone. Parents’ estimated TV usage time for 6 to 7 year olds averages 71 minutes per day. The public channel KiKa is the most popular television channel for boys and girls living in Germany.

In terms of Internet use, some of today’s children are more proficient than many an adult: about one-fifth of children use search engines such as Google daily or almost daily, 47 percent send messages via WhatsApp, and 21 percent watch YouTube videos. But the Internet can also be used for school purposes, such as preparing a paper, and can make it easier to obtain information.

This text represents basic information. No guarantee can be given for the correctness and completeness of the information provided. Due to different update rhythms, statistics can have a more current data status.

Important key figures

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Childcare

Children in daycare facilities in Germany by federal state in 2021

single parents in Germany by 2020

Number of underage children of divorce in Germany by 2019

Hartz IV: Children in need communities with SGB-II-receipt according to federal states 2021

Child benefit

Child benefit amounts paid out in Germany up to 2020

Number of children for whom child benefits were paid by 2020

School

Pupils in general education schools by type of school 2020/2021

Survey of children on fear of classwork in school Germany 2017

Survey of children on support from teachers at school 2017

Leisure time

Survey among children on the most popular leisure activities in Germany 2015

Pocket money of children in Germany until 2015

Survey among children on media equipment in Germany 2017

Survey of boys’ subject interests by age 2018

Survey of girls’ subject interests by age 2018

Parents and family

Full-time and part-time rates of employed men and women with children in 2019

Full-time and part-time rates of employed men and women with children in 2019

Proportion of families with minor children by lifestyle Germany 2020

Families with children under 18 in Germany by number of children in 2020

Survey of children in Germany on well-being within the family 2019

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In the following 8 chapters you can quickly find the most important 64 statistics from the "Children" theme.

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What about the care of children in Germany?

Pre-school education for children is voluntary in Germany, but since 2014 there are legal rights to care places for children under six years of age. Many parents therefore have their offspring looked after in KiTas as well as kindergartens. In total, more than half a million young children aged 0 to under 3 were cared for in daycare facilities in Germany in 2020. In the age category from 3 to under 6 years, there were around 2 million children.

Childcare options are especially important for single parents. In 2019, there were about 2.6 million single parents in Germany. Among them were 2.2 million mothers and about 420.000 fathers. A total of 18.6 percent of children thus lived with a single parent. Overall, the number of families with minor children is highest among families where the parents are married. The number of married couples living in Germany with children under 18 years of age is about 5.72 million (as of 2019).

What is the financial support that parents get from the state?

Financially, parents are supported by the state in the form of tax breaks, social benefits and child allowances. In 2019, the state paid out around 38.8 billion euros in child benefit amounts. Despite these supports, in international comparison, some states such as z.B. The Scandinavian countries, which do much more against child poverty. This is one of the reasons why the topic child poverty within Germany is more and more in the focus of public debates. In June 2020, the proportion of children under 15 in Bremen who lived in Hartz IV needs communities was about 30.4 percent. Thus, more than one in three children lived in a community of need. In comparison, this is the highest value among all states in Germany.

How do children in Germany spend their free time?

After the age of six, many children make the transition from kindergarten to school. According to the LBS Kinderbarometer, around 46 percent of children rate their own well-being at school as (very) good. But even at elementary school age, children are being asked to do quite a bit. About 24 percent sometimes feel overwhelmed by the pressure to perform and the expectations of teachers. In addition to lessons at school, however, younger children in particular still have some time to pursue their hobbies and interests. In addition to studying and doing homework, playing games, meeting friends and watching TV are among the leisure activities they regularly engage in. Due to the Internet with social media and technical devices such as smartphones, computers and game consoles, to which children also devote more and more time and attach importance, the organization of leisure time has changed significantly compared to the last ten years. Around 32 percent of children and young people in Germany now play outside only one or two days a week, but this is probably exacerbated by the fact that many parents do not let their children play outside without adult supervision.

It is striking that around 65 percent of girls and boys aged 13 already have their own TV and around 56.6 percent of children aged 6 to 13 have their own cell phone or smartphone. Parents’ estimated TV usage time for 6 to 7 year olds averages 71 minutes per day. Here, the public channel KiKa represents the most popular television channel for boys and girls living in Germany.

In terms of Internet use, some of today’s children are more proficient than many an adult: Around one-fifth of children use search engines such as Google on a daily or almost daily basis, 47 percent send messages via WhatsApp and 21 percent watch YouTube videos. But the Internet can also be used for school purposes, such as preparing a paper, and can make it easier to gather information.

This text represents basic information. No responsibility can be taken for the accuracy and completeness of the information provided. Due to different updating rhythms, statistics can have a more current data status.

Interesting statistics

In the following 8 chapters you will quickly find the most important 64 statistics from the topic "Children".

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