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And about the families in Portugal? How are they? 1 in 4 is only one person. Did you know?

Most families have children in Portugal.

In Portugal there are 4,149,096 private domestic aggregates, a figure that represents an increase of 2.6% compared to the number of private domestic aggregates accounted for in the 2011 Censuses,

According to the INE, the average size of private households is 2.5 people. And single-person families have grown over the total in ten years: 24.8% of the total of private households, exactly +3.4 percentage points.

The aggregates made up of a single person in Portugal are more than 19% than those registered ten years earlier (2011), when 866 thousand single-person families were counted. This increase in single-person aggregates has been recorded in all regions of the country.

But it is in the North (+27%) of the country and in the autonomous regions of the Azores (+24%) and Madeira (+23%), that the number of people living alone has increased the most. In the Alentejo (+11%) and in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (+15%) it was where it rose the least.

Other interesting data:

  • The single-person private households of people aged 65 or over represent 12.5% of the total domestic households (10.1% in 2011).

  • In 2011 there were about 406,000 families at retirement age living alone and in 2021 517 thousand aggregates aged 65 years or older were registered in this situation.

  • The single-person private households are made up of women (61.4%), aged 65 years or older (60.1%), non-active (67.3%), mainly retired (57.3%), with education up to basic education (64.9%)," concludes the Portuguese statistical office.

  • Family nuclei correspond to nuclei with children (about 64.8%) and 36.2% to couples without children. Of the family nuclei with children, 45.3% are nuclei of couples with children and 18.5% single-parent nuclei.

  • Couples with children are couples of right (they have a relationship of spouses), and this type of union is more common in the North region of the country and in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

  • The average number of children per family nucleus of couples with children has decreased in almost all regions of the country, with the exception of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon, Alentejo and Algarve, and the average number of children per family nucleus is higher among couples of right in most regions. The only exception is the Alentejo, where the average number of children per family nucleus is higher among de facto couples.

  • The average number of children per family nucleus is higher when both spouses are employed or have a higher level of education.

With regard to single-parent families, the proportion of mother with children (85.6%) is higher than that of father with children (14.4%).

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Source: Idealista


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