Number of Taiwanese families increased 0.9%
The number of Taiwanese families increased by 0.9% or 72,000 new households from 2015 to 2016, reaching 8,458,000 households in Taiwan in 2016.
The number of households with the woman as the “economic head of household” reached 2,513,000 in 2016, constituting 30% of the total number of Taiwanese households, and these households with the woman as the “economic head” increased by 6.6% or 827,000 households from 2006.
The households with women as the “economic heads of household” in 2016 provided an average of NT$840,000 of disposable income per household or 332,000 per capita disposable income.
The average disposable income per household provided by households with men as the “economic heads of household” was NT$1,058,000. However, the per capita disposable income of families with a male head of household is lower than that of the female head of household because the average number of family members of a family with a female head of household in 2016 was 2.5 persons while that of a family with a male head of household in 2016 was 3.3 persons.
The disposable family income in 2016 of the Taiwanese family averaged NT$993,000.
As of the end of July, 2017, 839,341 students had student loans of NT$182,476,280,000, averaging a per capita student loan of NT$217,404.