Households in Belgium in 2019, by type

Number of households in Belgium in 2019, by type*

by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Jul 16, 2019
Households in Belgium in 2019, by type This statistic shows the number of households in Belgium in 2019, by type. In 2019 approximately five million private households were counted in Belgium, of which approximately 35 percent or 1.7 million were single-person households. Approximately one million households consisted of married couples with children living at home, whereas another 951,000 married couples had no children living at home. Relatively few households consisted of unmarried couples without children living at home. As this statistic shows, the number of households in Belgium is constantly increasing, from 4.7 million in 2011 to nearly five million according to the most recent numbers. This number is therefore expected to slowly increase further in the near future, with ever more single-person households forming in Belgium. Because of the ageing population, the number of collective households could also increase in the future.
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Number of households in Belgium in 2019, by type*

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Number of households
Single-person households 1,718,738
Married couple with child(ren) living at home 1,012,923
Married couple without child living at home 950,654
Single parent households 489,175
Unmarried couple with child(ren) living at home 377,588
Unmarried couple without child living at home 302,614
Collective households** 6,827
Other households96,706
Number of households
Single-person households 1,718,738
Married couple with child(ren) living at home 1,012,923
Married couple without child living at home 950,654
Single parent households 489,175
Unmarried couple with child(ren) living at home 377,588
Unmarried couple without child living at home 302,614
Collective households** 6,827
Other households96,706
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by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Jul 16, 2019
This statistic shows the number of households in Belgium in 2019, by type. In 2019 approximately five million private households were counted in Belgium, of which approximately 35 percent or 1.7 million were single-person households. Approximately one million households consisted of married couples with children living at home, whereas another 951,000 married couples had no children living at home. Relatively few households consisted of unmarried couples without children living at home. As this statistic shows, the number of households in Belgium is constantly increasing, from 4.7 million in 2011 to nearly five million according to the most recent numbers. This number is therefore expected to slowly increase further in the near future, with ever more single-person households forming in Belgium. Because of the ageing population, the number of collective households could also increase in the future.
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