The size of Spanish households is reduced again: half live alone or with a single companion


  • The average number of inhabitants per household is reduced to 2.54, according to the 2021 Census published this Friday by the INE


  • In Spain there are 10 million couples, almost four out of ten without children, and another three million cohabitation centers not made up of couples


  • Five million inhabitants live alone at home and ten and a half million do so with only one companion

The size of Spanish households continues to decrease, according to data from the 2021 Population and Housing Census published this Friday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). The average number of members per household is 2.54 people. In 1970 that average was 3.82.

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