Mostly commonly these are one-person households: 41.1 % of the total number of households contain just one person.
Such households are most common in Riga (45 %), and Latgale (42.5 %), but least common in Pierīga, the region immediately around the capital (36.8 %).
Woman account for 58.7 % of all one-person households, on account of their considerably longer life expectacy: females live on average 9–11 years longer than males in Latvia.
1,867,000 persons live in private households, that is 98.6 % of the total population. The average number of inhabitants in a household is 2.26.
25.9 thousand persons or 1.4 % of the total population live permanently outside private households - in institutional households (for example, child and elderly care institutions, prisons, etc.).
Of all Latvian households, in 217,300 or 26.3 % of them there is at least one minor child.
In a quarter or 25.5 % of households, there are two persons living, whereas in every third (29.7 %) - 3-5 persons.
In Latvia, households of six or more persons (including all persons living in one dwelling - both parents with children and several generations) are 3.7 %. The highest number of such households is in Pierīga (5.4 %) and Vidzeme (5.3 %), but the lowest is in Riga (2.2 %).
At the beginning of 2021, there were a total of 358,500 children, of which 1,100 or 0.3 % lived in institutional households.
Of all households with children, 54 % have one child, 32.9 % have two children, and 13.1 % have three or more children.
In all regions of Latvia, the most common number of children in a household is one child. Most often only one child is in Riga (59.1 % of all households with children) and in Latgale (57.3 %), while in Pierīga less than half of all households with children - 48.9 %.