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New construction of residential buildings, started dwellings, first three quarters of 2019, preliminary data:

Decrease in construction of new dwellings

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-11-19 9.30

According to preliminary figures, construction of roughly 35 200 dwellings began during the first three quarters of 2019. This is 10 percent lower than in the same period of 2018, when the construction of 39 200 dwellings was started.

Out of the started dwellings, approximately 27 800 are in multi-dwelling buildings, which is a 9 percent decrease compared with the same period in 2018. Preliminarily, about 57 percent of the dwellings started in 2019 were rented dwellings. In one-to-two dwelling buildings, construction of approximately 7 400 dwellings was started, down by 15 percent compared with the first three quarters of 2018.

In addition, conversion of multi-dwelling buildings resulted in approximately 2 200 dwellings during 2019, compared to 1 973 dwellings during 2018.

The 2019 figures for new construction have been adjusted upwards by 6 percent, which is the reporting lag for the equivalent period in the past year. The figures for conversion have been adjusted upwards by 34 percent.

Number of started dwellings, first three quarters, 1999–2019
Namnlös

Number of dwellings started during the first three quarters of 2018 and 2019 by region. Figures not adjusted upwards
 

All buildings Jan–Sept

Of which one- or two-dwelling buildings Jan–Sept

Of which multi-dwelling buildings Jan–Sept

  2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019
Sweden
39 196 33 164 8 651 6 931 30 545 26 233
Metropolitan areas
19 484 17 154 2 925 2 564 16 559 14 590
Greater Stockholm
8 756 8 376 1 237 1 273 7 519 7 103
Greater Göteborg
5 695 5 739 978 826 4 717 4 913
Greater Malmö
5 033 3 039 710 465 4 323 2 574
Sweden excl. Metropolitan areas
19 712 16 010 5 726 4 367 13 986 11 643
Stockholm
8 756 8 376 1 237 1 273 7 519 7 103
Uppsala
2 153 1 751 428 277 1 725 1 474
Södermanland
1 472 1 444 451 394 1 021 1 050
Östergötland
1 395 1 770 385 349 1 010 1 421
Jönköping
1 141 485 326 221 815 264
Kronoberg
588 960 220 199 368 761
Kalmar
809 963 343 126 466 837
Gotland
85 45 45 45 40 .
Blekinge
367 471 126 146 241 325
Skåne
7 746 5 097 1 568 1 135 6 178 3 962
Halland
1 196 948 406 241 790 707
Västra Götaland
7 385 6 556 1 585 1 246 5 800 5 310
Värmland
610 444 164 134 446 310
Örebro
645 883 253 214 392 669
Västmanland
753 690 264 208 489 482
Dalarna
583 505 163 153 420 352
Gävleborg
884 369 171 135 713 234
Västernorrland
299 187 100 69 199 118
Jämtland
403 415 118 104 285 311
Västerbotten
943 454 167 127 776 327
Norrbotten
983 351 131 135 852 216

Due to the time lag in reporting, the figures for the most recent year are underestimated. In the past year, this underestimation was about 6 percent.

Definitions and explanations

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

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

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

Conversion refers to the difference between dwellings added and removed through conversion or changes in usage of multi-dwelling buildings.

Next publishing will be

 

Preliminary statistics for the 2019 full year will be published on 20 February 2020.

 

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