About 53 percent of under-threes in Saxony were cared for in daycare centers in 2022. The value is significantly above the national average of 36 percent, as the State Statistical Office of Saxony in Kamenz announced on Tuesday. Of the three- to six-year-old children are therefore just under 95 percent in care, Germany-wide it is 92 percent.
Married couples with children are the most common form of families in Saxony. At 53 percent, they are more common than cohabiting couples with children (25 percent) and single parents (22 percent), it said. According to the data, 653,000 children and young people under the age of 18 lived in 404,000 families in the Free State in 2021.
In addition, the educational level of the parents of high school students was examined. According to the State Statistical Office, more than half of these parents had a university degree, while 26 percent had an apprenticeship or vocational school degree. The State Statistics Office's release was prompted by World Children's Day on Wednesday.
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