The number of people between the ages of 30 and 34 still living with their parents in Italy is growing, according to national statistics bureau Istat. Around 29.5 per cent of Italians in the age group had not yet flown the family nest in 2005, up from 19.9 per cent ten years previously. The age group also manifested a slightly higher level of poverty than the national average: 13.7 per cent against 13.1 per cent.
Istat also reported that seven out of ten young people between the ages of 20 and 34 who do not have a fixed work contract live with their parents due to the difficulties of becoming financially autonomous. However, five out of ten people between the ages of 20 and 34 who do have a stable job still choose not to branch out on their own.