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Unlet dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings:

6 400 vacant dwellings in September

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-12-21 9.30

Approximately 19 000 rental dwellings were unlet as of 1 September 2017. This is about 1.3 percent of the 1.5 million rental dwellings which is included in the survey

This figure is the lowest since March 1990 when 16 022 dwellings were unlet. The lowest figure in the history of the survey was in March 1989 when only 15 673 dwellings were unlet.

Number of unlet dwellings 1977–2017

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Out of the 19 000 unlet dwellings, 6 406 were vacant for immediate renting.
This is also the lowest figure since the early 1990s. In March 1990 only 3 516 dwellings were vacant for immediate rental.

Unlet dwellings 2008–2017
 Type of vacancy 
 200820092011201320152017
Vacant for renting
18 590 24 951 16 128 13 648 6 794 6 406
Under repair or rebuilding
5 583 6 257 8 573 10 078 11 664 9 969
Vacated because of approaching demolition
340 647 903 768 248 596
Unlet for other reason
1 899 2 082 1 803 1 708 2 567 1 914
Unlet in total
26 412 33 937 27 407 26 202 21 273 18 885

Although the number of vacant dwellings are few in the whole country, there are still significant regional variations. Seven out of ten vacant dwellings are found in municipalities with less than 75 000 inhabitants. The largest share of vacant dwellings in the municipal housing companies dwelling stocks can be found in Sorsele municipality and Malå municipality with 7.1 and 6.3 percent vacant dwellings.

The study is based on a total survey of dwellings in municipal housing companies and a sample of 4 429 assessed units owned by private bodies. In 2017, there were 313 municipal housing companies.

Definitions and explanations

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

Municipal housing companies means joint-stock companies, economic associations or foundations whose activities mainly manages properties with apartments on tenancy rights and previously approved as a municipal housing company.

Statistical Database

More information is available in the Statistical Database

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