Number of households in Sweden 2018, by type

Number of households in Sweden in 2018, by type

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Number of households in Sweden 2018, by type The number of households in Sweden in 2018 amounted to around 4.7 million. Among these, the most common type of household, around 40 percent, was the single-person household without children, which amounted to around 1.8 million. The second most common household type was cohabiting or married couples living without children, in around 1.1 million households.
Different age distribution for men and women in single-person households

     The age distribution for single-person households in Sweden in 2018 looks very different for men and for women. The most common age for people living in single-person households among women was from 65 to 74 years, followed by the age group 75 to 84 years. The highest number of single-person households among men was found among 25 to 34 years.

Increasing number of single-person households

     The number of single-person households decreased between 2011 and 2012, but then increased annually over the period. In six years, the number of single-person households had grew from around 1.7 million, up to around 1.8 million.
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