Census Data

England and Wales: Household size

Location Type: England and Wales, ONS Geographic Code: K04000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 59,597,542
Male 29,177,340
Female 30,420,202
Households 24,783,199
Population Density (people/km2) 394.6

This is the top-level dataset for the whole of England and Wales. Drill down further by selecting a country:



Table Codets017
Unit of MeasureHousehold
Number of Response Options9

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify all households in England and Wales by household size. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The number of people in the household.

Visitors staying at an address do not count to that household’s size.

More information at the ONS website

Household size: Total: All household spaces 24,783,199
0 people in household 0
1 person in household 7,481,788
2 people in household 8,451,403
3 people in household 3,955,168
4 people in household 3,182,251
5 people in household 1,112,752
6 people in household 373,957
7 people in household 130,727
8 or more people in household 95,153

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