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Population aged 20 and older living alone. By sex and age groups

Population aged 20 and older living alone. By sex and age groups Catalonia. 2020
Value (thousands) Percentage (%)
From 20 to 34 years 89.4 7.1
Men 50.1 7.9
Women 39.3 6.2
From 35 to 64 years 356.5 10.7
Men 202.8 12.3
Women 153.7 9.2
From 65 to 79 years 191.9 19.3
Men 57.4 12.6
Women 134.5 24.9
From 80 years and over 149.7 36.2
Men 38.5 23.7
Women 111.2 44.2
Total 787.5 13.1
Men 348.8 12.0
Women 438.7 14.1
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Continous Household Survey from INE.
Note: Percentage of the total number of people in each age group.
Population aged 20 and older living alone. By sex and age groups Spain. 2020
Value (thousands) Percentage (%)
From 20 to 34 years 535.5 7.0
Men 299.1 7.8
Women 236.4 6.2
From 35 to 64 years 2,217.5 10.5
Men 1,330.8 12.7
Women 886.8 8.4
From 65 to 79 years 1,198.3 19.0
Men 392.0 13.4
Women 806.2 23.8
From 80 years and over 871.1 33.4
Men 195.2 19.6
Women 675.9 41.9
Total 4,822.4 12.8
Men 2,217.1 12.2
Women 2,605.3 13.5
Source: INE. Continuous Household Survey.
Note: Percentage of the total number of people in each age group.

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.