Households in Denmark 2010-2020, by type of household

The number of households in Denmark increased by over 100 thousand in the period from 2009 to 2019. It reached its peak in 2019, with roughly 2.7 million households. The number of married couple households was highest during the whole period, but it decreased from approximately 0.96 million households in 2010 to about 0.93 million households in 2019.

Households with children

In 2019, most households in Denmark were without children. The largest number of households with children only had one child, amounting to almost 328 thousand. It was closely followed by the number of households with two children. The minority of Danish households with children had five or even more kids.

 Households in Sweden 

   In the neighboring country Sweden, the number of households grew as well in recent years. As of 2018, the number of households in Sweden amounted to about 4.7 million. In this year, the most common household type were single person households without children, reaching more than 1.8 million in total.

Number of households in Denmark from 2010 to 2020, by type of household

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2020

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