Households: France

May 2023

The number of households in France is set to experience slight growth between 2022 and 2027, with single individuals continuing to be the leading household type. Inflation had an impact on household spending in 2022, leading to increased living expenses. Single-parent households are expected to exhibit the highest growth in expenditure among all household types over the forecast period. Urbanisation in France, which is already high, is predicted to decelerate during the forecast period.

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Households: France


Childless families will become more prevalent among French households
While urbanisation is already at a high rate in France, the largest cities continue growing, although the rate of growth will slow
Subdued economic growth to cloud household disposable income potential over the forecast period
French households have high internet connectivity and relatively well-developed digital skills
Rising interest rates increase mortgage costs, boosting housing expenditure and hampering household disposable income
Chart 1 Household Profile: 2022-2027
Chart 2 Households by Number of Persons: 2027
Chart 3 % of Households by Number of Children: 2027
Chart 4 Households by Type of Household: 2027
Chart 5 Consumer Expenditure by Household Type in France: 2017/2022/2027
Chart 6 Household Head’s Sex and Employment in France: 2027
Chart 7 Households by Education of Head of Household: 2027
Chart 8 Households by Economic Status of Head of Household in France: 2027
Chart 9 Households by Age of Head: 2027
Chart 10 Household Penetration by Facilities: 2027
Chart 11 Household Possession of Kitchen Durables in 2027: % of Households
Chart 12 Household Possession of Other Durables in 2027: % of Households
Chart 13 Household Digital Penetration in France Compared to Global Average: 2027
Chart 14 Possession of Entertainment Electronics in 2027: % of Households
Chart 15 Possession of Other Electronics in 2027: % of Households
Chart 16 Key Metrics of Households Property Market: 2017-2027
Chart 17 Housing Stock by Construction Year
Chart 18 Households by Number of Rooms: 2027
Chart 19 Households by Size of Dwelling in France: 2027
Chart 20 Housing Completions and House Price Index in France: 2017-2023

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