Egypt is home to about 24.3 million families, of which about 10.8 million live in urban areas, accounting for 44.3%, and about 13.5m households are in rural areas, making up almost 55.7% of the total number of households, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics’ (CAPMAS) press release on the occasion of the International Day of Families on 15 May.
This year’s theme is “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG” to highlight the role played by families and family policies in advancing Goal 16 of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Regarding the age composition of household members, 34.2% are below 15, 26.8% are between 15-29, 35.1% are of a working age (30-64 years old), and 3.9% are seniors (65 years old and over).
The statement cites that for the academic year 2017/2018, 19,577 million students are enrolled in public education, and 1,865 million students are enrolled in technical (vocational) education for pre-university education.
In pre-primary education, there are 1,3 million students are enrolled, 11,6 million are enrolled in primary education, and 4,8 million are enrolled in preparatory education, while 3,574 million are enrolled in secondary education, with168,000 enrolled in community and special education, with 2,985m enrolled in all institutions of higher education, (universities and institutes) and about half of them are females.
Furthermore, in regard to marriages and divorces, the statement indicates that Egypt has 9.1 cases of marriage versus 2.2 divorces cases per thousand population in 2018.
The distribution of households according to type of residence units in 2017 are:10.7% of the households reside in the whole building (3.8% in urban areas, 16.1% in rural areas); 78.0% of the households reside in apartments (91.2% in urban areas, 67.6% in rural areas); 6.4% reside in one or more separate rooms (2.9% in urban, 9.2% in rural areas) and 2.6% reside in one or more rooms within the residential units (1.2% in urban areas, 3.6% in rural areas).