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Population aged 25 and older living with a partner. By sex and age groups

Population aged 25 and older living with a partner. By sex and age groups Catalonia. 2020
Population aged 25 and older (thousands) Percentage (%)
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Population living with a partner (marriage) 1,476.2 1,464.4 2,940.6 54.7 50.3 52.4
From 25 to 34 years 80.0 112.3 192.3 18.4 25.5 22.0
From 35 to 49 years 455.6 502.0 957.5 50.6 55.5 53.1
From 50 to 64 years 491.5 479.3 970.7 65.9 61.8 63.8
From 65 years and over 449.1 370.8 820.1 72.9 46.8 58.2
Population living with a partner (common-law couples) 354.8 343.9 698.7 13.2 11.8 12.5
From 25 to 34 years 106.9 125.0 231.9 24.6 28.4 26.5
From 35 to 49 years 171.9 160.9 332.9 19.1 17.8 18.5
From 50 to 64 years 58.2 47.6 105.7 7.8 6.1 6.9
From 65 years and over 17.8 10.4 28.2 2.9 1.3 2.0
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Continuous Household Survey from INE.
Note: Percentage of the total number of people in each age group.

Last update: June 18, 2021.

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Methodological note

Methodological aspects

The Households and Families Statistic offers basic data on family structures, based on the normalised households and families records from the Population and Housing Censuses from 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011, the Population Statistics 1996 and the Demographic Survey 2007. This data corresponds only to the population registered in family dwellings.

The concepts of "household" and "family" have varied across the various censuses. In the Population and Housing Census 1991, the household was defined as the set of (one or more) people residing in the same dwelling and sharing the common costs related to the dwelling and/or food expenses. As of the Population and Housing Census 2011, the condition of sharing common costs was eliminated.

As of the Population and Housing Census 2011, a family is made up of a group of (two or more) people residing in the same dwelling and who are related by blood or marriage, regardless of the degree of relation. Family households may consist of one or more families.

There are essentially two differences between household and family:

  • A household may be single-person, whilst a family must have at least two members.
  • The members of a household of two or more people may not necessarily be related; in the case of a family they must be.

The family nucleus is the hierarchical unit that falls between the person residing in a dwelling and the family. This term corresponds to a restricted view of family, limited to one's closest relatives.

The Population and Housing Census 2011 includes data from a survey. The results have been conveniently rounded up and are shown without decimal points. Therefore, some totals might not coincide with the sum of the disaggregation.

Since 2014 data have come from the INE’s Continuous Household Survey. The Continuous Household Survey is a continuous sampling statistic which provides annual information on the 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 Census, 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 1 January.

The household typology used is based on the notion of family nuclei, which is a restricted idea of the family, as it limits it to the closest family ties. There are four types of family nuclei:

  • a couple without children
  • a couple with one or more children
  • a father with one or more children
  • a mother with one or more children

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

As they are sample-based data, the results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census and Continuous Household Survey are conveniently rounded up. Hence, some totals may not coincide with the sum of their disaggregation.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".