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The changing trends in the number of households and the number of population in each household in the past 10 years

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With the gradual transformation of our country’s population structure, the structure of households has also been continuously transforming. The "household" discussed in the theme of this article refers to those who live or operate a common business together in the same premises; "mean size of household" refers to the average population of each household.

The number of households has increased year by year in the past 10 years, from 8.19 million households at the end of 2012 to 9.01 million households at the end of 2021, a total of increase 0.82 million households, Average annual growth rate of 1.1%; mean size of household is decreasing, from 2.85 persons per household at the end of 2012 to 2.60 at the end of 2021, a decrease of 0.25.

In summary, with the change of social life and life style and family structure, the demographic divided has been decreasing accompanied by declining birthrate and aging population. In the future, the government needs to strengthen and improve the social care system for the elderly, and provide social policies such as incentives for marriage and childbirth, so as to follow the trend of the times and seek the best welfare for the people.