In 50 years they have grown by almost 10 million; 2.29 the components
(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 07 – Families in Italy are increasing but they are getting smaller and smaller: as of December 31, 2019, 99.4% of the resident population in Italy (59,641,488 individuals) lives in the family while 382,067 are people who live in welfare institutions, hospices, care institutions and other collective residences. This was announced by Istat. Compared to the 2011 Census, in line with the trend in recent decades, households increased by 1,239,356 units (+ 5%), going from 24,611,766 to 25,851,122; considering the last 50 years, the increase is almost 10 million (15,981,177 in 1971). The average number of components dropped from 3.35 in 1971 to 2.29.