18.1% of Moroccan households are headed by a woman in Morocco against 15.4% in 2012, according to the latest report of the National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH) on ” Indicators for monitoring human development: Level and trends at the national and regional levels 2012-2017 “.
A result that is more striking in urban areas than in rural areas. In fact, the proportion of urban households headed by women rose from 18.9% in 2012 to 21.3% in 2017, compared to 9.5% and 11.4% respectively in rural areas.
Another observation: the decline in the average household size from 4.7 to 4.4 persons per household between 2012 and 2017. In addition, the Observatory noted that Morocco is distinguished by ” an advanced demographic transition characterized by a decline in fertility and pronounced aging in the years to come “. As a result, the demographic weight of the population under the age of 15 is decreasing (from 29% to 28.5% respectively), while that of the population aged 60 and over continues its increase from 9.8%. % to 10.8%.