World Bulletin/News Desk
The number of households in Turkey is 19,842,850 and average size of households is 3.7 persons, according to family statistics of Turkish Statistical Institution (TurkStat).
TurkStat started to issue special publications or news releases in 2012 for special days and occasions.
For this reason, these statistics have been prepared for the Family Week on May 13-19.
Due to analysis for the average sizes of households of provinces, the province with the highest average size of households is in Sirnak with 7.9 persons in 2012, and the lowest in Canakkale with 2.8 persons.
Hakkari with 7.4 persons, Mus with 6.6, Siirt with 6.5 and Van with 6.4 follow the province of Sirnak.
Balikesir and Eskisehir with 2.9 persons, and Burdur and Mugla with 3 persons follow the province of Canakkale.
In 2011, 7.9 percent of households are lone person households, 7.8 percent of households are one parent households, 55.1 percent of households are couple families with dependent children, 14.9 percent of households are couple families with no children, and 14.4 percent of households are large families which are included in three generations.
When the lone person households are analyzed, 49.3 percent of lone person households are persons at 65 years of age and over.
58.5 percent of female lone person households are women at 65 years of age and over, and this percentage is 32 percent for males.Last Mod: 13 Mayıs 2013, 17:29