BY 2035, there will be 10 per cent fewer ‘traditional families’ in Almeria according to the National Institute of Statistics.
Data shows that there are 107,300 homes with traditional families in the province, but that by 2035 there will be 97,500. Meanwhile, there will be 82,200 families without children, 40 per cent more than the current number. So while there will still be more families with children, the difference between the two groups will have been reduced considerably.
The birth rate in 2015 was the lowest since the 40’s, which shows that the trend in Spain is heading towards fewer children. In fact, benefits for young couples who do have children are being proposed.
By 2035, there are also expected to be 10,000 more single-parent families, with a total of 30,000, and more one-person households, rising from 70,700 to 87,800.
The main reason for the lower birth rate is believed to be the financial crisis, which is leading many couples to delay becoming parents because they can’t afford to have children.