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Table 1 Changing trends in the size of Chinese households in rural and urban areas

From: Household changes in contemporary China: an analysis based on the four recent censuses

Area Year 1-person household (%) 2-person household (%) 3-person household (%) 4-person household (%) 5-person and over household (%) Average household size (person)
National 2010 13.66 24.37 26.86 17.56 16.66 3.09
2000 8.30 17.04 29.95 22.97 21.73 3.46
1990 6.27 11.05 23.73 25.82 33.13 3.96
City 2010 17.95 27.82 33.16 12.13 8.95 2.71
2000 10.68 21.60 40.22 15.75 11.74 3.03
1990 7.06 13.94 34.81 22.90 21.29 3.53
Town 2010 14.10 24.41 27.78 17.87 15.85 3.08
2000 10.16 18.62 33.89 20.39 16.93 3.26
1990 7.88 14.60 32.03 23.47 22.02 3.55
Village 2010 12.44 22.07 22.34 21.03 22.11 3.34
2000 6.93 14.85 24.90 26.47 26.85 3.68
1990 5.87 9.87 19.75 26.89 37.62 4.13