Households in Denmark 2020, by number of children

In 2020, most households in Denmark were households without children. The largest number of households with children had only one child living in it, amounting to about 328 thousand. The second most common household with children, was households with two children. About 4 thousand Danish households with kids had five or more children. The number of households in Denmark grew by over 150 thousand in the period from 2010 to 2020. It peaked in 2020, reaching approximately 2.73 million households. 

 Household types 

  In all years from 2010 to 2020, the number of married couple households was highest in Denmark. Of these, there were around 935 thousand households registered in 2020. The number of single women households amounted to roughly 691 thousand and the number of single men households amounted to nearly 528 thousand in the country.

 Households in Sweden 

    In Sweden, the number of households also rose in the past years. As of 2019, Swedish households numbered around 4.7 million. In this year, the most common household type was the single person household without children, reaching in total more than 1.8 million.    

Number of households in Denmark in 2020, by number of children

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February 2020



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