Malta Has The Fewest Single-Person Households In All Of The EU

9th July 2018

Around one third of households in the EU are comprised of single adults without children.

Fewer than 20 per cent of the households in Malta are comprised of one single, solitary person, according to Eurostat.

The latest statistics on household size in the EU show that in 2017, around one third of households in the EU comprised single adults without children.

The figures from the EU labour force survey revealed the differences across EU Member States.

While the proportion varies from just under 20 per cent in Malta, 22 per cent in Portugal and 23 per cent Slovakia, other countries including Lithuania (43 per cent), Denmark (44 per cent) and Sweden (51 per cent).

Since 2010, there has been a gradual rise in the number of single-person households throughout the EU, up by 2.4 percentage points to 34 per cent in 2017 in the EU.