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Table 2 Distribution of households 2008

From: Analysing Gordon’s trade-off by adapting Thurow’s approach of pure public good to the German energy sector

Distribution of German households among the different household types and income groups
  All Under 900 900–1300 1300–1500 1500–2000 2000–2600 2600–3600 3600–5000 5000–1800
Number of households in 100
 Single 15,537 3246 3411 1499 3170 2011 1286 589 325
 Single with child(ren) 1339 40 335 157 350 232 136 58 31
 Couples 17,381 119 609 504 1862 2883 4363 3742 3299
  Couples sine 11,441 103 547 421 1476 2234 2854 2056 1751
  Couples with 5940 16 62 82 386 648 1509 1687 1548
 Other households 5152 32 159 112 425 541 1020 1354 1509
  Total 39,409 3524 4964 2663 7244 8008 10,148 8132 6954
Proportion of the social group in all households in % of total households
 Single 39.4 92.1 68.7 56.3 43.8 25.1 12.7 7.2 4.7
 Single with child(ren) 3.4 1.1 6.7 5.9 4.8 2.9 1.3 0.7 0.4
 Couples 44.1 3.4 12.3 18.9 25.7 36.0 43.0 46.0 47.4
  Couples sine 29.0 2.9 11.0 15.8 20.4 27.9 28.1 25.3 25.2
  Couples with 15.1 0.5 1.2 3.1 5.3 8.1 14.9 20.7 22.3
 Other households 13.1 0.9 3.2 4.2 5.9 6.8 10.1 16.7 21.7
 Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Distribution of the households among the different social groups
 Single 100 20.9 22.0 9.6 20.4 12.9 8.3 3.8 2.1
 Single with child(ren) 100 3.0 25.0 11.7 26.1 17.3 10.2 4.3 2.3
 Couples 100 0.7 3.5 2.9 10.7 16.6 25.1 21.5 19.0
  Couples sine 100 0.9 4.8 3.7 12.9 19.5 24.9 18.0 15.3
  Couples with 100 0.3 1.0 1.4 6.5 10.9 25.4 28.4 26.1
 Other households 100 0.6 3.1 2.2 8.2 10.5 19.8 26.3 29.3
 Total 100 8.9 12.6 6.8 18.4 20.3 25.8 20.6 17.6
  1. Source: Schlör et al. 2015 [31, 32]