Number of Households in South Africa

Number of households reached 15.9 mil in 2018 in South Africa, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.25 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of households in South Africa reached an all time high of 15.9 mil in 2018 and an all time low of 3.70 mil in 1960. When compared to South Africa's main peers, number of households in Botswana amounted to 0.615 mil and 0.268 mil in Swaziland in 2018.

South Africa has been ranked 26th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of number of households, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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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