For the first time, Idescat is publishing the results of the Continuous Household Survey for 2014 and 2015. The number of households in Catalonia in 2015 was 2,948,900. The most common type of household was that of a single nucleus, which represented 70.0%. Of these, 34.8% were couples with children; 24.5% were couples without children and the remaining 10.7% were single-parent nuclei (made up of a single parent). Households with two or more nuclei represented a small number (1.9%) and non-family households accounted for the remaining 28.2%, la majority of which were one-person households.
In 2015 the average number of persons per household was 2.5. Two-person households represented 31.9%, one-person households 25.0%, and those of three persons, 20.6%. In relation to the number of children living in the parental home, the proportion of households with one child was 24.0%, that of two children was 18.8%, and that of three or more accounted for 4.3% of the total households.
As for 2,948,900 family homes in Catalonia 72.5% were owned, and of these, 865,700 had outstanding payments. Rental housing accounted for 23.3% and the remaining 4.4% corresponded to another type of property regime.
The Continuous Household Survey is a statistical operation that has been carried out by the INE since 2013. It provides information on an annual basis about basic demographic characteristics of the population, households and housing. Idescat provides the results of the two-year sample accumulated by Catalonia and its provinces, on the 1 January.
The Continuous Household Survey is a statistics activity included in the Statistics Plan of Catalonia 2011-2014 (code 01 02 01).