Number of households in Sweden 2011-2019

The population in Sweden has been growing annually and reached 10.33 million in 2019, and these individuals were living in over 4.7 million households. As with the growing population, the number of households were growing annually as well, from 4.3 households in 2011, up to the 4.7 in 2019.

Single household without children most common

     Most of the households in Sweden in 2018 were single households without children and amounted to around 1.8 million. They composed around 40 percent of all households in Sweden during that year. The second most common type of households were cohabiting or married without children, amounting to around 1.1 million.

Most common ages for single-person hosueholds

     The most common age for men living in a single-person household in 2018 was from 25 to 34 years, while for women the highest number living in single-person household was found in the age group from 65 to 74 years.

Number of households in Sweden from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

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