As of 2021, nearly 20% of all Macau SAR households live in public housing, according to the latest census conducted by the Bureau of Statistics (DSEC).
Overall, between 2011 and 2021, the number of households in economic housing (26,553) and social housing (12,963) surged 61.3% and 121.4%.
Municipalities plan to develop 28,000 public housing units on landfills in New Area Zone A, of which 24,000 will be completed by 2024, including 10,000 economic housing units.
Economic housing projects are also currently under development at Avenida Wylon and Longha on Taipa Island, Lua Central Detoisan on the Macau Peninsula, and Avenida Benescrow Demorice.
According to the census, there were a total of 202,727 households in 2021, an increase of 18.7% from 10 years ago and a slight decrease in average household size to 2.98.
Analyzing the number of household members, two-person households account for about 25.6% of all households, an increase of 2.3 points from 10 years ago.
Still, the majority of local households live in units where their owners live (units owned by household members), accounting for 73.4% of all households, or 48,091, an increase of 2.6 points from 2011.
On the other hand, the number of resident households was 39,148, a decrease of 5.1 points from 10 years ago.