Share of Households with a Single Person

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2016, Denmark ranked the highest in Share of Households with a Single Person with 44.9% followed by Norway and Sweden. On the other end of the scale was Macedonia with 9.70%, Turkey with 13.8% and Cyprus with 20.7%.

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Country Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria %               36.0 36.2 36.5 36.7 37.0    
Belgium %               34.6 34.9 34.9 34.5 34.3    
Bulgaria % ... ...           19.4 19.9 21.6 22.4 24.2    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6    
Cyprus % ... ...           20.8 20.8 20.7 20.8 20.8   ...
Czech Republic % ... ...           23.5 23.7 27.2 27.8 27.9    
Denmark %               46.2 44.0 44.2 45.1 45.0    
Estonia % ...             34.5 34.9 36.0 36.0 36.0   ...
European Union % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31.1 31.2 31.6 31.9   ...
Finland % ...             39.5 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.8    
France % ...             35.3 34.2 34.7 35.2 35.4   ...
Germany % ... ...           39.8 40.1 40.2 40.2 40.5   ...
Hungary % ... ...           23.9 29.9 31.0 32.0 32.3    
Iceland % ...             31.2 30.9 31.1 29.3 29.3   ...
Ireland %               22.3 21.7 21.7 22.0 21.4   ...
Italy % ...             30.3 30.3 31.6 32.5 32.9   ...
Latvia % ... ...           29.3 30.9 30.7 30.4 32.3    
Lithuania % ... ...           32.7 34.2 35.2 36.6 36.0   ...
Luxembourg %               28.9 28.9 33.3 32.9 33.3   ...
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.70 9.70 9.60 9.60 9.70   ...
Malta % ... ...           21.5 22.1 22.6 22.8 23.3   ...
Netherlands % ... ...           36.1 36.4 36.7 37.0 36.9    
Norway %               41.1 41.5 41.2 41.3 40.6    
Poland % ... ...           25.2 25.2 24.4 24.3 24.4   ...
Portugal % ...             17.7 19.1 19.3 20.0 21.4   ...
Romania % ... ... ... ...       23.9 24.8 25.2 26.0 26.8    
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.2 22.3   ...
Slovakia % ... ...           23.1 24.4 24.7 23.5 25.7    
Slovenia % ... ...           27.0 27.6 28.9 29.7 29.2    
Spain % ...             22.6 22.9 23.2 23.5 24.6    
Sweden % ...             39.5 39.2 38.7 39.8 39.9    
Switzerland % ... ... ... ...       31.3 32.3 31.9 31.7 36.5   ...
Turkey % ... ... ...         ... 7.90 8.60 ... 13.8 ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ...           30.9 31.3 29.0 28.5 28.7   ...