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Definition: Private household

Time-use statistics

Person living alone or group of people who live together providing themselves with the essentials of living, being either:

- A one-person household, i.e. a person who usually resides alone in a separate housing unit or who occupies, as a lodger, a separate room or rooms of a housing unit but does not join with any of the other occupants of the housing unit to form part of a multi-person household as defined below, or

- A multi-person household, i.e. a group of two or more persons who are usually residing together in the whole or part of a housing unit and who provide themselves with food and other essentials for living; with members of the group sharing household income and/ or expenses by benefitting from expenses and/ or contributing to expenses.
Eurostat, “Harmonised European Time Use Surveys (HETUS) - 2018 Guidelines”, Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union, 2019