The figures reveal that at the beginning of 2018 there were 4,911,973 households in Belgium. Of these 1,696,338 (34.5%) were made up of one person. This constitutes a rise of 1.3% compared with the figures from the beginning of 2017.
The Brussels-Capital Region has the highest proportion of one-person households. 46% of households in the capital are made up of just one person. Here too there was a rise in the percentage of one-person households (+0.5%), albeit less pronounced that the 1.3% rise in the country as a whole.
In Flanders there are a total of 2,792,444 households, 32% of which are made up of one person. Meanwhile, 36% of the 1,571,850 Walloon households consist of a single member.