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New construction of residential buildings. Started dwellings, 2019

Just under 49 000 new dwellings started in new construction during 2019

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-02-20 9.30

According to preliminary figures for 2019, the construction of roughly 49 000 dwellings was started in new buildings. This is 7 percent less than in 2018, when construction of 52 654 dwellings was started.

The construction of 39 000 dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings was started in 2019, which is 6 percent less than in 2018. Among these dwellings, 62 percent are rented, compared to 60 percent in 2018.
The construction of 9 850 dwellings started in one- or two-dwelling buildings, 12 percent less than a year earlier.

In addition, conversion of multi-dwelling buildings resulted in approximately 3 400 dwellings in 2019, compared with 3 100 dwellings in 2018.

The 2019 figures on new construction have been adjusted upward by 3 percent, which is the average delay in reporting for the previous year. The 2019 figures on conversion have been adjusted upward by 18 percent.

Number of started dwellings 1998–2019
New construction of residential buildings. Started dwellings, 2019

 

All buildings Jan–dec

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

Of which multi-dwelling buildings Jan–dec

  2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019
Sweden
52 654 47 417 11 169 9 570 41 485 37 847
Metropolitan areas
26 527 24 426 3 813 3 405 22 714 21 021
Greater Stockholm
12 724 12 860 1 690 1 760 11 034 11 100
Greater Göteborg
7 199 7 317 1 190 1 067 6 009 6 250
Greater Malmö
6 604 4 249 933 578 5 671 3 671
Sweden excl. Metropolitan areas
26 127 22 991 7 356 6 165 18 771 16 826
Stockholm
12 724 12 860 1 690 1 760 11 034 11 100
Uppsala
2 984 2 729 514 428 2 470 2 301
Södermanland
1 835 1 783 542 477 1 293 1 306
Östergötland
1 703 2 325 509 489 1 194 1 836
Jönköping
1 520 1 138 459 421 1 061 717
Kronoberg
858 1 101 261 243 597 858
Kalmar
1 085 1 170 407 177 678 993
Gotland
103 79 63 53 40 26
Blekinge
475 612 193 195 282 417
Skåne
10 354 7 267 2 082 1 452 8 272 5 815
Halland
1 566 1 215 519 294 1 047 921
Västra Götaland
9 222 8 635 1 987 1 754 7 235 6 881
Värmland
919 666 246 184 673 482
Örebro
1 064 1 157 356 389 708 768
Västmanland
1 115 1 113 309 346 806 767
Dalarna
692 566 218 190 474 376
Gävleborg
1 086 559 195 168 891 391
Västernorrland
379 241 118 97 261 144
Jämtland
489 645 134 120 355 525
Västerbotten
1 063 708 190 154 873 554
Norrbotten
1 418 848 177 179 1 241 669

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.

Next publishing will be

Final figures for 2019 will be published on 2020-05-07 at 9.30.

Statistical Database

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