Number of single-person households in Sweden 2011-2018

The number of households in Sweden has been growing constantly and amounted to almost 4.7 million in 2018, housing 10.23 million inhabitants. Most of the households in Sweden in 2018 were single-person households without children This category amounted to around 1.8 million.

Single household without children most common

     Single-person households composed around 40 percent of all households during 2018. As well as with the increasing number of total households, the number of single-person households were growing too. In 2016, 20.5 percent of the Swedish population was living in single-person households.

Age distribution for single-person households by gender

     The age distribution of individuals living in single-person households in 2018 differed between men and women. The most common age for single-person households among women was from 65 to 74 years, followed by the age group 75 to 84 years, while the highest number of single-person household among men was found among the 25 to 34 years.

Number of single-person households in Sweden from 2011 to 2018

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2018

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