Households. By type

Households. By type Catalonia. 2017
Value % over total
Total 2,980.6 100.0
Without nucleus 860.6 28.9
Single person 763.6 25.6
Two or more people 97.0 3.3
With nucleus 2,070.0 69.4
Couple without children 711.1 23.9
Couple with children 1,035.2 34.7
Mother or father with children 323.7 10.9
With two or more nucleuses 49.9 1.7
Units: Thousands of households.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Continuous Household Survey from INE.
Households. By type Spain. 2017
Value % over total
Total 18,441.4 100.0
Without nucleus 5,217.7 28.3
Single person 4,663.8 25.3
Two or more people 553.9 3.0
With nucleus 12,869.0 69.8
Couple without children 4,104.8 22.3
Couple with children 6,648.1 36.0
Mother or father with children 2,116.1 11.5
With two or more nucleuses 354.4 1.9
Units: Thousands of households.
Source: INE. Continuous Household Survey.

Date published: June 11, 2018.

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.

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