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New construction of residential buildings, started dwellings, 2016:

More than 60 000 new dwellings started in 2016

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-02-16 9.30

In 2016, construction of 63 100 dwellings was started in new buildings. This is an increase of 34 percent compared with 2015, when construction of 47 209 dwellings was started.

In 2016, construction of approximately 50 150 dwellings was started in multi-dwelling buildings; this is a 38 percent increase compared with the previous year. Construction of 12 950 dwellings in one- or two-dwelling buildings was started, which is an increase of 20 percent compared with 2015.

In addition, conversion of multi-dwelling buildings resulted in 3 750 dwellings being started in 2016, compared with 3 291 dwellings in 2015.

The 2016 figures on new construction have been adjusted by 10 percent, which is the average delay in reports for the most recent years. The 2016 figures on conversion have been adjusted by 12 percent.

Number of started dwellings 2006 to 2016

Chart. Multi-dwelling buildings One- or two-dwelling buildings

Definitions and explanations

A dwelling is a room or number of rooms intended for private habitation.

One- or two-dwelling building means detached one- or two-dwelling buildings as well as semi-detached, row and linked buildings.

Multi-dwelling building means buildings with three or more apartments, including balcony access housing.

Next publishing will be

Definitive figures for 2016 will be published on 2017-05-04 at 9.30.

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