Families Demographics: Mexico
The average age of heads of families in Mexico is 49.3%. The age group with the highest number of people is between the ages of 30 to 49 years old, with 33,207,499 people. There are various racial groups in Mexico, with Mestizos accounting for 62%, while indigenous people make up 21.5% of the total population. The average income per trimester per home in Mexico is 46,521 pesos.
DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE TYPICAL FAMILY IN MEXICO
A majority of homes in Mexico (88.6%) constitute families. In 2016, 89.4% of all homes were family homes in Mexico. The average number of people in these households is 3.6.
The state with the highest percentage of households is Tiaxcala at 92.8%. States with the lowest percentage of households include Quintana Roo and Mexico City at 80.2% and 83.4% respectively.
Most of these are nuclear families which include the parents and their children, these account for 63.6% of all Mexican families. On the other hand, extended families which include a nuclear family and other additional family members account for 22.9% of all Mexican families. Finally, compound families which included extended or nuclear families with additional non-family members account for 2.2% of all Mexican families.
The average age of heads of families in Mexico is 49.3 years.
- Less than 14 years old: 32,062,839
- 15-29 years old: 31,317,763
- 30-49 years old: 33,204,499
- 50-64 years old: 17,246,271
- 65 years and older: 9,735,029
Below is a breakdown of the gender of family members in Mexico:
- Men: 60,149,428
- Women: 63,419,973
- Total: 123,569,401
28.5% of homes have women as the leaders of their families. The areas with the highest female family leaders include Mexico City and Sonora at 37.8% and 37%, respectively. The location with the least female family leaders is Zacatecas at 20.8%.
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
The level of education varies depending on the location within the country. Oaxaca lags in terms of education and the percentage of family members over 15 in this condition include 49.7%. Mexico City is the least lagging in terms of the level of education for family members over 15 at 20.3%.
INCOME AND EMPLOYMENT
The average number of family members who are over 15 years old and economically active is 1.74. The average number of family members receiving an income is 2.45. Out of the total income in these households, 64.3% comes from income from jobs while 15.6% comes from transfers such as incomes from other countries, scholarships, donations, and pensions.
The Gini Index for income distribution is 0.448 and the average income per trimester per home is 46.521 pesos.
In 2017, there were 2.24 children born per woman. As of 2016, the fertility rate in Mexico was 2.18.
Below is a breakdown of the racial composition of Mexico:
- Mestizos (Amerindian, European and African Heritage): 62%
Based on a study, ‘light skin’ people in Mexico belong to the 70th percentile for wealth, and people with darker skin belong in the bottom 50%.
According to "El Censo Canino 2019" (The Dog Census 2019), between 50 to 57 for every 100 homes in Mexico own a pet. According to INEGI, pet owners in Mexico have 89% preference for a dog.
According to a study from "Coneval" (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social or National Council of Social Development Politics Evaluation), 67.9% of homes are owned, while 15.9% are rented and 14.1% are borrowed, in Mexico. Approximately 73.6 million Mexicans, are excluded from the formal market of housing, as they do not receive more than five minimum wages as salaries.