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New construction of residential buildings. Started dwellings, first quarter 2021, preliminary figures

New construction of dwellings in the first half of 2021

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-08-23 9.30

According to preliminary figures, construction of roughly 34 300 dwellings began in the first six months of 2021. This is an increase of about 25 percent compared with the same period in 2020, when the construction of 27 389 dwellings was started.

In the first half of 2021, construction of approximately 27 500 dwellings was started in multi-dwelling buildings, which is 25 percent more than in the same period in 2020. Preliminarily, about 59 percent of the dwellings started in 2021 were rented dwellings.

In one-to-two dwelling buildings, construction of 6 800 dwellings was started, which is 25 percent more than in the same period in 2020.

In addition, conversion of multi-dwelling buildings resulted in 1 550 dwellings in the first half of 2021, compared with 1 328 dwellings in the corresponding period in 2020.

The 2021 figures on new construction have been adjusted upwards by 11 percent, which was the time lag in the corresponding period last year. The 2021 figures on conversion have been adjusted upwards by 49 percent.

Number of started dwellings, first half of 2001−2021
New construction of dwellings, second quarter of 2020, preliminary figures

Number of started dwellings, first half of 2001−2021
 All buildings Jan–junOf which one- or two-dwelling buildings Jan–junOf which multi-dwelling buildings Jan–jun
 202020212020202120202021
Sweden
27 389 30 897 5 440 6 136 21 949 24 761
Metropolitan areas
13 867 15 566 1 772 2 240 12 095 13 326
Greater Stockholm
7 223 7 554 797 1 227 6 426 6 327
Greater Göteborg
4 840 4 215 577 534 4 263 3 681
Greater Malmö
1 804 3 797 398 479 1 406 3 318
Sweden excl. Metropolitan areas
13 522 15 331 3 668 3 896 9 854 11 435
Stockholm
7 223 7 554 797 1 227 6 426 6 327
Uppsala
1 293 2 158 350 273 943 1 885
Södermanland
853 1 034 287 241 566 793
Östergötland
1 055 1 013 247 191 808 822
Jönköping
632 1 651 208 234 424 1 417
Kronoberg
523 702 149 99 374 603
Kalmar
574 243 158 131 416 112
Gotland
99 115 33 37 66 78
Blekinge
298 209 86 79 212 130
Skåne
3 215 5 451 874 1 113 2 341 4 338
Halland
954 942 327 305 627 637
Västra Götaland
5 553 5 695 998 1 084 4 555 4 611
Värmland
534 233 98 120 436 113
Örebro
1 334 514 174 195 1 160 319
Västmanland
783 938 130 175 653 763
Dalarna
249 414 113 129 136 285
Gävleborg
312 436 116 170 196 266
Västernorrland
205 42 45 42 160 .
Jämtland
103 191 74 83 29 108
Västerbotten
615 775 89 118 526 657
Norrbotten
982 587 87 90 895 497

Definitions and explanations

Dwellings refers to a unit intended fully or to a significant extent for residential use, regardless of the type of building in which it is located. Therefore, residences in one- or two-dwelling buildings are defined as dwellings.

One- or two-dwelling buildings refers to a detached one- or two-dwelling building, as well as semi-detached, terraced and linked buildings (excluding second homes).

Multi-dwelling buildings refers to buildings with three or more dwellings, including balcony-access buildings.

Conversion refers to the difference between the number of dwellings added and the number eliminated in conversions or altered use.

Next publishing will be

Final figures for 2020 will be published on 2021-11-22.

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