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Household estimates

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  • Release date: 6 October 2011
  • Period covered: 1991 to 2010
  • Next update: 29 April 2014
A report that includes information by household type, population and average size.

Key points

  • As at the 30th June 2010, it was estimated there were around 1,318,500 households in Wales. This represents estimated growth of around 10,600 households or 0.8 per cent since 2009, compared to 0.9 per cent on average for previous years.
  • The majority of the increase in households between 2009 and 2010 was due to an increase of over 7,000 (2 per cent) in the number of one person households.
  • Based on the 2010 mid-year population estimates, the number of people living in private households in Wales is estimated to have grown by around 7,000 between 2009 and 2010, an increase of 0.2 per cent.
  • The average household size in Wales continued to decrease from 2.26 in 2009, to 2.24 persons per household in 2010.


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