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Average size of household Catalonia.
Value Variation (%)
2018 2.47 0.0
2017 2.47 -0.4
2016 2.48 0.0
2015 2.48 -0.4
2014 2.49 ..
Units: Average number of people.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Continous Household Survey from INE.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Average size of household Spain.
Value Variation (%)
2018 2.50 0.0
2017 2.50 0.0
2016 2.50 -0.4
2015 2.51 -0.4
2014 2.52 ..
Units: Average number of people.
Source: INE. Continuous Household Survey.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: May 30, 2019.

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Methodological note

The Continuous Household Survey is a continuous statistic which provides information on an annual basis about basic demographic characteristics of the population, households and housing.

The objectives of the Survey are, firstly, to obtain annual statistics with the basic variables of the population, households and housing, similar to the Population and Housing Censuses, but with more aggregated information. Secondly, to facilitate the preparation of household surveys which can be addressed to subsamples of the Continuous Household Survey.

The Continuous Household Survey is a continuous sampling statistic performed by the INE. Idescat disseminates the results of the two-year sample accumulated by Catalonia and its provinces, on the 1 January.

The types of households used are based on the presences of family nuclei. Family nuclei corresponds to a restricted view of the family, limited to one's closest relatives. There are four types of family nuclei:

  • (married) couples without children
  • (married) couples with non-partnered children
  • mothers with one or more non-partnered children
  • fathers with one or more non-partnered children

Mothers or fathers who live alone with their children are also called single-parent families.

As it concerns sample data, the results have been rounded accordingly. Hence, some totals may not coincide with the sum of their disaggregation.