Glossary:Household - social statistics
From Statistics Explained
See household disambiguation page for other meanings of household.
- having common arrangements;
- sharing household expenses or daily needs;
- in a shared common residence.
A household includes either one person living alone or a group of people, not necessarily related, living at the same address with common housekeeping, i.e. sharing at least one meal per day or sharing a living or sitting room.
Collective households or institutional households (as opposed to private households) are, for instance: hospitals, old people’s homes, residential homes, prisons, military barracks, religious institutions, boarding houses and workers’ hostels, etc.