Homes often have multiple generations living together in Zawiya Ahansal.

According to the census of 2014, the population of Zawiya Ahansal was 10,657 people, 2400 families, and 1615 houses. Each house has up to 3 families living in it. The Ait Atta nomads who spend the summer in Zawiya Ahansal are not consider part of the  population as they are counted as part of their southern territories – Tinghir, Naqoub, Rachidia. However, when they are in Zawiya Ahansal, they are guests and the Caid and Sheikh are required to protect their safety.