100 Statistics about Household Life and Sustainability in Mexico [2008-2020]

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This article delves into the various aspects characterizing households in Mexico, from their composition and size to their structural state and basic services.

It also presents data on housing ownership, household incomes and expenses, home technology usage, sustainability, and environmental impact.

The data provide a detailed insight into the housing situation in the country, highlighting aspects relevant to the economy and the well-being of the population.

Composition of Households

1. There are 35 million households in Mexico. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

2. 28.7% of households are headed by women. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

3. 71.3% of households are headed by men. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

4. The average household size is 3.6 people. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

5. 88.1% of the country’s households are family households. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

6. 71.3% of households are nuclear families (composed of couples with or without children, or solely by the father or mother, known as single-parent households). (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

7. 27.9% of households are extended, consisting of nuclear and single-parent families, as well as the residence of other relatives such as uncles, aunts, cousins, siblings, in-laws, etc. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

8. 0.8% of households are composite, meaning they are composed of nuclear or extended families, and also include individuals who have no relationship with the head of the household. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

9. 53.8% of households in Mexico are biparental. (INEGI)

10. 18% of households are single-parent. (INEGI)

Rentals and Leases

11. 12.6% of dwellings are borrowed. (IIS)

12. 8.1% of dwellings are owned but still being paid for. (IIS)

13. 1.8% of dwellings are intestate or in litigation. (IIS)

14. 16% of dwellings are rented. (EL ECONOMISTA)

15. 68% of rented dwellings are located in Guerrero. (EL ECONOMISTA)

16. 67% of rented dwellings are located in Chiapas. (EL ECONOMISTA)

17. 62% of rented dwellings are located in Sinaloa. (EL ECONOMISTA)

18. Out of the 5.8 million houses and apartments for rent, 54% have a valid contract. (INEGI)

19. 62% of people who change residence do so due to “difficulties in paying rent”. (ISS)

20. 15% of people who change residence do so “because they were asked to leave the homes they were borrowing”. (ISS)

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Condition of housing

21. 41.3% of homes measure between 56 and 100 square meters. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
22. 28.1% of homes measure less than 55 square meters. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
23. 15.6% of homes measure between 101 and 150 square meters. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
24. 15.1% of homes measure more than 150 square meters. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
25. 24.6% of homes were built over 31 years ago. (MOVIMIENTO ANTORCHISTA)
26. 9% of homes are less than 5 years old. (MOVIMIENTO ANTORCHISTA)
27.21.1% of homes built less than 5 years ago are located in Baja California Sur. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
28. 16.5% of homes built less than 5 years ago are located in Quintana Roo. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
29. 13.7% of homes built less than 5 years ago are located in Chiapas. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)
30. 13.1% of homes built less than 5 years ago are located in Tabasco. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

Structural Problems in Homes

31. 31. 44.2% of homes have issues with dampness or water leaks. (INEGI)

32. 40.8% of homes have cracks and fissures. (INEGI)

33. 58.5% of owner-occupied homes need some kind of repair or maintenance. (INEGI)

34. 58.1% of owner-occupied homes require construction or expansion of spaces. (INEGI)

35. 12.9% of homes need handrails because people with disabilities live there. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

36. 12.3% of bathrooms need to be adapted for people with disabilities.  (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

37. 9.9% of homes have doors that are too small and need to be enlarged. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

38. 16.2% of homes have deformations in frames. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

39. 14.8% of homes have uplifts or sinkings in the floor. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

40. 10.6% of homes have fractures or deformations in columns or beams. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

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Basic Services in Homes

41. 8 out of every 10 homes lack basic services. (EL ECONOMISTA)

42. 28.1 million households suffer from some infrastructure deficiency. (EL ECONOMISTA)

43. 32% of the Mexican population has experienced water insecurity. (IBERO)

44. 79.4% of the Mexican population has access to potable water service from the public network. (INEGI)

45. 2.6% of the Mexican population has water coming from a private well. (INEGI)

46. 86.4% of the Mexican population has drainage and sewage service so that their waste is properly discharged. (INEGI)

47. 24.9% of the Mexican population regularly performs cleaning tasks due to their drainage not functioning properly. (INEGI)

48. 44.5% of the Mexican population reports that public lighting adequately illuminates. (INEGI)

49. 89.5% of the Mexican population receives continuous electricity supply. (INEGI)

50. 66.4% experience immediate restoration in case of power outages. (INEGI)

Ownership Deeds

51. 51.4% of the Mexican population does not have access to credit. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

52. 16.4% of the Mexican population rents a home. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

53. 61.4% of the Mexican population owns a paid-off house. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

54. 17.4 million out of 23.9 million owner-occupied homes have deeds. (REAL ESTATE MARKET)

55. 59.4% of homes have deeds in rural areas. (INEGI)

56. 57.3% of owner-occupied homes were acquired through self-construction or self-production. (INEGI)

57. 20.8% of owner-occupied homes were bought used. (INEGI)

58. 7.2% of owner-occupied homes were acquired through inheritance, gift, or similar circumstances. (INEGI)

59. 41.5% of property owners are women. (INEGI)

60. 56.9% of property owners are men. (INEGI)

The Role of Housing in the Mexican Economy

61. The Housing Sector contributed 5.2% to the national GDP. (INEGI)

62. 5.4% of the country’s total employment corresponds to construction activities, real estate services, and housing insurance. (EL ECONOMISTA)

63. Self-construction represented 53.8% of the GDP.. (INEGI)

64. Cash rental of housing represented 23.9% of the GDP. (EL ECONOMISTA)

65. The production of economic units represented 9.7% of the GDP. (INEGI)

66. Financing for the purchase or improvement of housing represented 4.1% of the GDP. (EL ECONOMISTA)

67. Self-construction represented 2.5% of the GDP. (INEGI)

68. Planning, design, and specialized work of housing represented 2.5% of the GDP. (EL ECONOMISTA)

69. Real estate services represented 2.3% of the GDP. (EL ECONOMISTA)

70. The housing sector records an average annual growth of 1.5%. (INEGI)

Income and Expenses of Households

71. 71. The average quarterly total income in Mexican households is 67,311 pesos. (INEGI)

72. 72. The average quarterly income from work is 41,860 pesos. (INEGI)

73. 73. The average income per day per earner is 206.9 pesos. (INEGI)

74. 74. The average quarterly income from transfers (retirements and other benefits) is 10,928 pesos. (INEGI)

75. 75. The average quarterly income from cooperatives, societies, and companies functioning as societies is 2,648 pesos. (INEGI)

76. 76. The average quarterly current expenditure per household is 15,059 pesos on food, beverages, and tobacco. (INEGI)

77. 77. The average quarterly current expenditure per household is 7,714 pesos on transportation and communications. (INEGI)

78. 78. The average quarterly current expenditure per household is 3,921 pesos on education and recreation. (INEGI)

79. 79. The average quarterly current expenditure per household is 3,793 pesos on housing and fuels. (INEGI)

80. 80. The average quarterly current expenditure per household is 3,075 pesos on personal care. (INEGI)

Technologies in Homes and Home Automation

81. 9 out of 10 people who own cell phones have a smartphone. (VIVANUNCIOS)

82. 70% of Mexican citizens have internet connection in their homes. (SGL)

83. 12% of internet users have smart devices for their smart homes. (SGL)

84. There are approximately 3 million smart homes in Mexico. (EL ECONOMISTA)

85. 8.5% of the country’s households are smart homes. (EL ECONOMISTA)

86. 3.93% of Mexican households have smart home technology. (EL FINANCIERO)

87. It is projected that by 2027 there will be 7.8 million households with smart home technology. (EL FINANCIERO)

88. 42% of Mexicans use smart voice services. (BUSINESS INSIDER)

89. 21% of Mexicans use smart light bulbs. (BUSINESS INSIDER)

90. 16% of Mexicans use security cameras. (BUSINESS INSIDER)

91. 98% of Mexicans seek to have a smart home, but encounter difficulties with Wi-Fi. (BUSINESS INSIDER)

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Sustainable Homes and Environment

92. There are more than 233,274 homes in Mexico that meet energy efficiency criteria. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

93. 1.6% of homes can be considered sustainable. (OBRAS)

94. The Green Mortgage program allows for up to 48% savings in electricity and gas consumption. (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

95. Each sustainable home manages to mitigate between 1 and 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). (GOBIERNO DE MÉXICO)

96. 77% of solid waste generation is related to housing. (MUNDO HVAC&R)

97. Homes with solar panels save 70% on gas and electricity. (REVISTA CONSULTORÍA)

98. 10% to 15% of water can be saved by using rainwater collectors in homes. (REVISTA CONSULTORÍA)

99. 88.1% of homes dispose of their garbage using a truck or cart collector. (ALTERIDADES)

100. 48% of the more than 13,000 tons of solid waste generated daily in Mexico City come from household sources. (ALTERIDADES)