A household usually consists of people who live in a common dwelling, share a budget and food, or both. Households change over time: when a child grows up and becomes financially independent, he or she leaves one household and starts a new one. A person living alone forms a single-person household. One dwelling can also accommodate several households. Thus, the number of households does not equal the number of families.
How many households are there in Estonia and what characterises them?
- General data of households show the number of households, their average size and types, breakdown by county, and how the economic situation of households has changed over time in Estonia.
- Household budget gives an overview of the annual expenditures of households per member. It includes information on how much households spend on food, dwelling, clothes, transport or eating out.
- Household living conditions give an overview of the conditions and problems of the dwellings where households live; the location, type and age of dwellings as well as what types of heating they use.