1.2.2. Average size of households

Description of indicator

This indicator is the ratio between the total population living in households and the total number of households.

The numerator is calculated by estimating, considering  the total population of the municipality the population from the Continuous Municipal Register, and subtracting the population living in collective living quarters (by estimation). The result is the resident population in households.

The denominator is obtained by estimation from the Continuous Municipal Register.

This indicator is obtained by estimation from the Continuous Municipal Register. The method of calculating this indicator was renewed in February 2015 and the entire series has been replaced.

At national level, the sources are the pre-census files (for 2017-2021), the Continuous Household Survey (2013-2016) and the Household Projection (2010-2012).

Available series: 2010-2021.

Graphs and tables

For sub-municipal areas, it is possible to access tables in INEbase with all indicators. For Cities, Greater cities and Functional Urban Areas, it is possible whether to access a table in INEbase with all indicators and periods, or to visualize the indicator in the graph. In this case, when positioning on each bar, the data and the year referred to are shown.

Sub-cities:Go to table 2011

Cities Image px table


Greater cities Image px table


Functional Urban Areas Image px table