High rental costs are causing young adults to delay moving out of their parents' homes, according to the latest government figures. The data shows that in 2019, only

16% of adults aged 30 or younger who were living with their parents moved out, down from 19.1% in 2011. Most of those who left their parents' homes were working, while only 28% were still studying, down from 40% in 2013.

The decline was most pronounced among 18-year-olds, with just 8% moving out in 2019 compared to 13% in 2012. Democratic researcher Lonneke van den Berg attributes this trend to rising housing costs and student debt, making it increasingly difficult for young people to live independently.

Meanwhile, the number of young adults who move back into their parents' homes after living alone has decreased, with only 4.6% doing so in 2020 compared to 5.6% in 2017, according to the CBS.