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Women living in single-person households in Denmark 2020, by age group

In recent years, the number of women in single-person households increased slightly but constantly in Denmark. There were just over 691 thousand single-woman households registered in 2020. Among these, most of them were elderly women, in the age group of 70 to 79 years. Young women aged 20 years and younger rarely lived alone, the number amounted to nearly four thousand single-woman households.

Single-man households

   The number of single-man households in Denmark was growing in the past, like the single-woman households. More and more men lived in single households but compared with single-woman households, the number was lower. In 2020, it was around 528 thousand. Besides that, the distribution of age groups was different as most of the single-men were 50 to 59 years old.

 Single-person households in Sweden

   Also in Sweden, Denmark’s neighboring country, the number of both single-man and single-woman households increased. As of 2019, there were approximately 940 thousand men living in single households and more than 958 thousand women living in single households in the country.  

Number of single-woman households in Denmark in 2020, by age group

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February 2020



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