More than 1 million Norwegians live alone

Alone - singlePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Currently, 1,005,600 people live alone in Norway. That corresponds to 18.8% of the population.

The share increased by 0.5% from last year, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

The age group 16–29 accounted for the largest increase in the last seven years. A total of 22.4% of them live alone, which is an increase of 3%.

“One reason for this trend may be that more people are waiting longer to establish themselves in a relationship,” Espen Andersen at the SSB noted.

When it comes to those over the age of 66, 34.4% live alone. In the age group 30–66 years, the percentage is 19.4%.

At the turn of the year, there were 2,512,300 private households in Norway. On average, 2.13 people lived in a household.

“In 2005, children lived in about 30% of the households, and now we are down to 25%. The proportion of households with young children aged 0–5 years has fallen the most,” Andersen said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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