It's all about my world

Two counter-trends are at play within the social changes in society. Firstly, the increase in multi-generational households is in part due to unaffordable housing and other aspects of social welfare. This is best illustrated by the fact that in Italy, 37% of 30-year-old men live with their parents and have not lived anywhere else. Secondly, the most significant fact elsewhere in Europe is the growth in single person households.  

In Sweden 44% of all households had just one occupant in 2011, while the rate of single households in Portugal was still 18%. However, the rates are increasing every year. In the UK, for example, the rate of single households rose from 30% to 33% between 2006 and 2011.