The average household size in Turkey last year was 3.35 people

The “Family with Statistics 2019” bulletin of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) has been published.

According to the results of the Address-Based Population Registration System (ADNKS), the average household size in Turkey, which was 3.69 people in 2012, showed a decreasing trend. From this perspective, the average household size last year was 3.35 people.

When examined by province, the province with the highest average household size in 2019 was recorded as Şırnak with 6.11 people. Şırnak was followed by Hakkari with 5.39 people and Şanlıurfa with 5.38 people. The province with the lowest average household size was Çanakkale with 2.63 people. This province was followed by Eskişehir with 2.68 people and Balıkesir with 2.71 people.

The rate of households consisting of a single nuclear family in Turkey decreased from 67.4 percent in 2014 to 65.1 percent in 2019. The rate of single-person households reached 16.9 percent in 2019. This rate was 13.9 percent in 2014.

The rate of households consisting of extended families, defined as a family consisting of at least one nuclear family and other people, was 16.7 percent in 2014 and 15 percent in 2019. The rate of households consisting of more than one person without a nuclear family increased to 3 percent. This rate was 2.1 percent in 2014. Nuclear family is defined as families consisting only of spouses, spouses and their children, or a single parent and at least one child.

The highest single-person household rate is in Tunceli

Last year, the province with the highest single-person household rate was Tunceli with 26.4 percent. This province was followed by Giresun with 25.7 percent and Gümüşhane with 25.6 percent. The province with the lowest single-person household rate was recorded as Diyarbakır with 9.4 percent. Diyarbakır was followed by Van and Batman with 9.8 percent.

In the same period, the province with the highest proportion of households consisting of a single nuclear family was Osmaniye with 72.9 percent, while the other provinces with the highest ratios were Kayseri with 72.1 percent and Gaziantep with 71.1 percent. The province with the lowest proportion of households consisting of a single nuclear family was determined as Tunceli with 54.3 percent. This was followed by Artvin with 54.9 percent and Kastamonu with 55.7 percent.

9.2 percent of households are single parents with children

In Turkey, 9.2 percent of the total households in 2019 were single-parent households with children. It was observed that 2 percent of the total households consisted of fathers and children, and 7.2 percent consisted of mothers and children.

The province with the highest proportion of households consisting of single parents and children was recorded as Bingöl with 11.2 percent in 2019. This province was followed by Adana with 11 percent and Malatya with 10.9 percent. The provinces with the lowest rate were Ardahan and Tokat with 6.8 percent, Kars, Nevşehir, Bitlis and Bayburt with 6.9 percent.

The provinces with the highest proportion of households consisting of mothers and children are Bingöl with 8.9 percent, Adana with 8.7 percent and İzmir with 8.6 percent, and the provinces with the lowest are Ardahan with 4.8 percent and Burdur with 5.2 percent. Tokat and Bayburt were determined as Kars and Yozgat with 5.3 percent.

The provinces with the highest proportion of households consisting of fathers and children were Kilis with 3.4 percent, Gümüşhane with 3.2 percent and Malatya with 2.9 percent, while the provinces with the lowest were Nevşehir with 1.4 percent and Kayseri with 1.5 percent.

Extended families are mostly in Şırnak

On the other hand, the province with the highest proportion of households consisting of an extended family, defined as a family consisting of at least one nuclear family and other people, was Şırnak with 28 percent in 2019. Şırnak was followed by Hakkari with 26.4 percent and Batman with 23.1 percent.

The province with the lowest proportion of households consisting of extended families was determined as Eskişehir with 9.3 percent. This province was followed by Çanakkale with 10.1 percent and Balıkesir with 10.6 percent.

Families are the happiest

According to the results of the Life Satisfaction Survey, the rate of individuals aged 18 and over who stated that their families made them happiest was 74.1 percent last year. 79.5 percent of men and 68.8 percent of women reported that their families made them happiest.

According to the results of the Child Labor Force Survey in the fourth quarter of 2019, the proportion of children in the 5-17 age group helping their families with household chores was 45.5 percent. This rate was calculated as 40 percent for boys and 51.3 percent for girls.

43.5 percent of children who help their families with household chores do things like shopping for the household, doing laundry and dishes, ironing, cooking, cleaning household items, 23.2 percent take care of younger children in the household, and 5.4 percent do so. 1 of them provided support to their family in the care of an elderly/disabled/ill relative in the household.

According to the results of the household information technology usage survey, 88.3 percent of households had access to the internet from home last year. This rate was 7 percent in 2004.

While the rate of portable computers (such as laptops, tablets, netbooks) in households was 0.9 percent in 2004, it increased to 48.7 percent in 2019, and the rate of mobile phones/smartphones was 53.7 percent in 2004, while it was 0.9 percent last year. It rose to 98.7. While the rate of internet-connected television availability was 7.3 percent in 2013, it reached 37.7 percent last year.

According to the results of the income and living conditions survey, when the poverty line determined by taking into account 60 percent of the equivalent household disposable median income was examined, it was recorded that the rate of individuals living below the poverty line was 21.2 percent in 2018.

When the poverty rate was examined by household type, it was observed that 12.8 percent of single-person households lived below the poverty line.

The average ideal number of children was 2.8

According to the results of the Turkey Demographic and Health Survey 2018, when women were examined how many children they would like to have throughout their lives if it were possible to have the exact number of children they wanted, it was recorded that the average ideal number of children stated was 2.8 for women.

According to the ABPRS results, in Turkey in 2019, out of a total of 22 million 876 thousand 798 children, the number of children whose fathers died was 268 thousand 843, the number of children whose mothers died was 81 thousand 239, and the number of children whose both mothers and fathers died was 4 thousand 649. .

When analyzed by gender, the number of boys whose fathers have passed away is 137 thousand 733, the number of girls whose mothers have passed away is 131 thousand 110, the number of boys whose mothers have passed away is 41 thousand 400, the number of girls whose mothers and fathers have passed away is 39 thousand 839, the number of boys whose mothers and fathers have passed away is 2 thousand 394. It was determined that the number of girls was 2 thousand 255.

According to the 2018 results of the household budget survey, housing and rent expenditures had the highest share in the consumption expenditures of households across Turkey with 23.7 percent. This was followed by food and non-alcoholic beverage expenditures with 20.3 percent and transportation expenditures with 18.3 percent.

The lowest share in total consumption expenditures was taken by health with 2.2 percent, education services with 2.3 percent and entertainment and culture with 2.9 percent.

According to the results of the income and living conditions survey, when the ownership status of the house was examined in 2018, it was seen that 59 percent of the individuals owned the house they lived in, while 25.2 percent were tenants.

39.6 percent of individuals experienced heating problems due to insulation in their homes in 2018, 36.2 percent experienced problems due to leaky roofs, damp walls, rotten window frames and similar reasons, and 24.8 percent experienced air problems caused by traffic or industry. It was determined that there was environmental pollution or other environmental problems.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/turkiye/turkiyede-gecen-yil-ortalama-hanehalki-buyuklugu-3-35-kisi-oldu/1830614

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