Main family size: two or three members
Small-sized families of two to three members have become the main family size, making up more than 60 percent, with the percentage of single-member or seniors-only families increasing, according to a report released by China’s top health authority.
The report on Chinese Family Development 2015 was released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which conducted a survey of 32,494 households and 184,439 people in 1,624 villages, 321 counties and 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities.
Nuclear families are now the most common kind of family, standing at 64.3 percent of all families, according to the report. The report shows that Chinese families averaged 3.35 people, with rural households having 3.56 people on average and urban families 3.07 people.
Small-sized families of two to three members have become the most common, accounting for 21.9 percent and 31.7 percent respectively.