In Catalonia, there were 2,949,700 households in 2016, according to the results of the Continuous Household Survey. The most common type of household was that of a single nucleus, which represented 69.7%: 34.5% were couples with children; 23.8% were couples without children and the remaining 11.5% were single-parent nucleus (made up of a single parent). Households with two or more nucleus represented a small number (1.9%) and non-family households accounted for the remaining 28.4%, the majority of which were one-person households (24.9%).
In 2016 the average number of persons per household was 2.5. Two-person households represented 31.8% 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 34.1%, that of two children was 26.3%, and that of three or more accounted for 6.0%. The rest of the nucleus (33.6%) had no children at home.
As for 2,949,700 family homes in Catalonia 72.4% were owned, and of these, 874,100 had outstanding payments. Rental housing accounted for 23.7% and the remaining 3.9% 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.