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HHLDSIZE
Number of people in household

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Description

HHLDSIZE reports the total number of household members.

There are cases where household size is not presented directly or in full. In such cases, this variable is calculated based on information that is available.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Canada
Netherlands
United States

Comparability

Users should use caution as in some surveys, the size of large households is capped, with the value 'n' meaning 'n or more members'. See codes labels to find the top code reported for each samples.

Comparability — Canada [top]

In 2010, HHLDSIZE=6 corresponds to 6 or more people in the household.

Comparability — Netherlands [top]

In 1985, there are a few households where the number of children is equivalent to the household size. In cases where households contain three or more individuals under 18 living without an adult, the original HHLDSIZE variable is incremented by one.

Comparability — United States [top]

In 1975, there are seven cases where the number of adults is reported and include no children aged under 5, but the number of older children is missing. In these cases, household size is set to the number of adults.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

  • Austria: 1992, 2008
  • Bulgaria: 2001
  • Canada: 2005, 2010, 2015
  • France: 1985, 2009
  • Hungary: 1999, 2009
  • Israel: 1991
  • Italy: 2002, 2008
  • Netherlands: 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
  • South Korea: 2004, 2009
  • Spain: 2002, 2009
  • United Kingdom: 1974, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2014
  • United States: 1965, 1975, 1985, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003-2019