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Number of Households in South Africa

Source: United Nations, National Statistical Office. Data based on population censuses, micro-censuses and our estimates in between. The forecast until 2020 is based on assumption of declining average size of household to as low as 3.3 persons per household in 20
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Number of households reached 16.3 mil in 2020 in South Africa, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.22 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of households in South Africa reached an all time high of 16.3 mil in 2020 and an all time low of mil in. When compared to South Africa's main peers, number of households in Botswana amounted to 0.634 mil and 0.278 mil in Swaziland in 2020.

South Africa has been ranked 26th 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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