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.

Number of households in Sweden in 2018, by type

Number of households
Single without children1,839,986
Cohabiting/married without children1,121,967
Cohabiting with children aged 0-24973,466
Single with children aged 0-24275,172
Other household without children178,148
Other household with children aged 0-24135,702
Cohabiting with children aged 25 and older68,224
Single with children aged 25 and older55,810
Other household with children aged 25 and older8,920
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

A household is defined as a unit of people (or even a single person) who are registered at the same residence address with Swedish authorities.

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