Percent distribution of sample households by Size in Bangladesh 2015

The distribution of household size by geographic divisions. Among the seven divisions,
Khulna has the highest proportion (30.1%) of households with 4 members, which is the overall average .

Household size Barisal Chittagong Dhaka Khulna Rajshahi Sylhet Total
1 1.9 1.9 3.1 2.6 3.6 1.7 2.7
2 8.9 7.3 11.6 11.1 11.3 6.5 9.8
3 19.1 16.4 20.7 23 23.3 13.5 19.9
4 28.6 24.4 26.8 30.1 29.7 21.7 27.4
5 20.4 20.6 18.3 17.5 17 19.4 18.7
6 10.8 12.9 9.7 8.2 7.5 14.2 10.1
7 5.3 7.3 4.7 3.4 3.4 8.8 5.1
8 2.7 4.3 2.7 2.1 2 6.2 3
9 1.2 2.2 1.1 0.9 1 3 1.4
10+ 1.2 2.8 1.3 1.1 1.2 5.1 1.9
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Number 22990 33740 49398 29000 31273 19990 215811
Average 4.4 4.8 4.2 4.1 4.1 5.2 4.4

household size, while Sylhet the lowest (21.7%). The average household size is the highest (5.2) in Sylhet
division followed by Chittagong division (4.8), Barisal (4.4) and the lowest (4.1) in Rajshahi and Khulna
divisions. This feature is in complete agreement with the 2014 survey findings

Source : Report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2015