Number of households in Germany from 2000 to 2016, by size (in 1,000)

Number of households in Germany 2000-2016, by size This statistic shows the number of households in Germany from 2000 to 2016, broken down by size. In 2016, there were roughly 16.83 million single person households in Germany. According to the source, a private household is defined as a single person living alone or a group of people living together and forming a finanical unit. Households can include both relatives or non-relatives.
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One personTwo personsThree personsFour personsFive persons and more
2016*16,83213,9155,0283,8071,377
201516,87513,9564,9403,6791,323
201416,41213,8374,9683,6721,333
201316,17613,7484,9893,6881,332
201215,97913,6654,9923,7391,332
2011*15,86713,5145,0013,7781,350
201016,19513,7935,0893,8461,378
200915,99513,7415,1393,8871,427
200815,79113,6365,2473,9661,437
200715,38513,4965,3094,0811,450
200615,44713,3755,3574,1071,479
2005*14,69513,2665,4774,2131,527
200414,56613,3355,4134,2181,590
200314,42613,1695,4624,2681,618
200214,22413,0595,4874,3151,633
200114,05612,9045,5024,3461,647
200013,75012,7205,5984,3911,665
One personTwo personsThree personsFour personsFive persons and more
2016*16,83213,9155,0283,8071,377
201516,87513,9564,9403,6791,323
201416,41213,8374,9683,6721,333
201316,17613,7484,9893,6881,332
201215,97913,6654,9923,7391,332
2011*15,86713,5145,0013,7781,350
201016,19513,7935,0893,8461,378
200915,99513,7415,1393,8871,427
200815,79113,6365,2473,9661,437
200715,38513,4965,3094,0811,450
200615,44713,3755,3574,1071,479
2005*14,69513,2665,4774,2131,527
200414,56613,3355,4134,2181,590
200314,42613,1695,4624,2681,618
200214,22413,0595,4874,3151,633
200114,05612,9045,5024,3461,647
200013,75012,7205,5984,3911,665
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This statistic shows the number of households in Germany from 2000 to 2016, broken down by size. In 2016, there were roughly 16.83 million single person households in Germany. According to the source, a private household is defined as a single person living alone or a group of people living together and forming a finanical unit. Households can include both relatives or non-relatives.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Germany
Survey time period
2000 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* The source adds that figures are only partly comparable due to the following changes in methodology:
2005: Change from fixed reference week to flexible reference week survey.
2011: Projection for years starting from 2011 according to population estimations based on Zensus 2011. Projections for years prior to 2011 according to population estimations based on population census of 1987.
2016: Change in usage of reserve sample according to population estimations based on Zensus 2011. Reserve sample for years prior to 2016 according to population estimations based on census of 1987.

Figures refer to population in private households at main or secondary residence.

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