Nuremberg (AP) - Regensburg in Bavaria is the city with the most single households in Germany.

This was the result of a study by the Society for Consumer Research (GfK) based in Nuremberg.

Nationwide, the share of single households is 41.8 percent.

The proportion of single-person households in Germany has been increasing for years.

Behind Regensburg follow Erlangen, Würzburg, Flensburg and the capital Berlin in places two to five.

The city of Regensburg, which has a population of 150,000, had already taken the top spot in recent years.

In 2020, only one person lived there in 57.3 percent of households.

The fewest single-person households in Germany were in the Straubing-Bogen district in Lower Bavaria last year, at 30.2 percent.


GfK also evaluated where most families live in Germany.

The Upper Bavarian district of Eichstätt leads here with a share of 40.2 percent, followed by the districts of Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony (39.5 percent) and Straubing-Bogen (38.6 percent).

Very few families live in Würzburg in Lower Franconia (18.1 percent).

According to GfK, most multi-person households without children can be found in the Saalekreis district in Saxony-Anhalt, while least of them are in Berlin (23.5 percent).

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