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Number of Households in India

Source: United Nations, National Statistical Office. Data based on population censuses from 1961 until 2010 and estimates in between. The forecast until 2020 is based on assumption of declining average size of household to as low as 4.7 persons per household in 2
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Number of households reached 281 mil in 2020 in India, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.38 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of households in India reached an all time high of 281 mil in 2020 and an all time low of mil in. When compared to India's main peers, number of households in Bangladesh amounted to 36.7 mil, 500 mil in China and 37.5 mil in Pakistan in 2020.

India has been ranked 2nd within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of number of households.

A household is defined as a group of one or more persons living together who make common provision for food or other essentials for living.


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