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According to the data collected by Censo2020, 78.3% of households in Aruba live in a house. In Censo2010, 79.5% of households lived in houses. The second-largest group of households lives in an apartment. This group represents 17.9% of households in Aruba. It entails a slight increase compared to Censo 2010, where 16.4% of households lived in apartments

3.8% of the total households live in different types of housing, namely:

  • 2.0% live in trailer or container;
  • 1.2% live in a separate room within a house;
  • 0.4% live in an outside room;
  • 0.2% live in other types of housing, for example, a condominium.

Compared to prior censuses, for example, 2000 and 2010, there are no significant changes in the percentage of households living in these types of housing, except for households living in an outside room.

In the Censo2000, 2.0% of households in Aruba lived in an outside room. The percentage dropped to 1.1% in Censo 2010 and continued to decline to 0.4% in Censo2020.


The Censo2020 results indicate that 75% of households own the house they live in. It represents an increase of 11.9% compared to Censo2010, where the percentage stood at 67%. The percentage of households that rent their home decreased from 28.2% in Censo2010 to 22.3% in Censo2020. The percentage of households that live free of charge in their homes also decreased from 3.7% in 2010 to 2.4% in 2020.

For more information, you may visit the CBS website www.census2020.aw or their Facebook: Central Bureau of Statistics Aruba.