Which Country Has the Most Households?

Number of Households (mil), 2017
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 111 countries in 2020, China ranked the highest in number of households with 481 mil followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Cayman Islands with 0.025 mil, Seychelles with 0.026 mil and Brunei with 0.073 mil.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Households indicator page.

Number of Households Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bangladesh mil 32.9 33.5 34.0 34.5 35.1
Brazil mil 71.1 72.2 73.4 74.5 75.7
China mil 457 463 469 475 481
France mil 28.8 28.9 29.1 29.2 29.3
Germany mil 40.6 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.8
India mil 254 258 262 266 270
Indonesia mil 64.7 65.9 67.1 68.3 69.5
Japan mil 53.5 54.0 54.5 55.1 55.6
Mexico mil 30.1 30.8 31.5 32.1 32.8
Nigeria mil 35.6 36.7 37.7 38.8 39.8
Pakistan mil 32.4 33.2 34.0 34.7 35.4
Russia mil 52.5 52.5 52.5 52.5 52.5
USA mil 122 123 124 125 127
United Kingdom mil 27.1 27.3 27.6 27.9 28.1
Vietnam mil 25.0 25.6 26.3 26.9 27.6