Housing in Europe

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In 2007, 72.5% of tenants paid rent at market rates, 27.5% paid rent at reduced rates. More than 50% of EU households owned their homes, with the highest rates of home ownership found in Romania (96%), Lithuania and Slovakia (both 89%) and Hungary (87%). The lowest percentages of home ownership were in Switzerland (37%), Germany (46%) and Austria (52%). In 2009, 73.5% of the EU-27 population owned their homes, and 36.9% of the owners had a mortgage or a housing loan. That same year, 41.7% of the EU population lived in flats, 34.3% in detached houses and 23.0% in semi-detached houses.

All data as of 2007, only Switzerland data is from 2009.

country detached houses semi-detached or terraced houses flats owning renting free accommodation
EU average 30% 22% 46% 65% 29% 7%
Belgium 34% 39% 25% 67% 31% 2%
Czech Republic 34% 10% 56% 72% 24% 4%
Denmark 48% 15% 38% 58% 42% -
Germany 23% 13% 62% 46% 52% 3%
Estonia 27% 4% 69% 83% 8% 10%
Ireland 41% 55% 4% 77% 21% 1%
Greece 35% 10% 55% 73% 21% 6%
Spain 16% 19% 66% 83% 11% 7%
France 39% 20% 41% 58% 38% 4%
Italy 22% 19% 53% 72% 19% 10%
Cyprus 44% 29% 25% 66% 13% 20%
Latvia 23% 5% 72% 84% 13% 4%
Lithuania 32% 9% 59% 89% 3% 7%
Luxembourg 35% 30% 33% 71% 26% 3%
Hungary 57% 8% 35% 87% 7% 6%
Malta 4% 49% 46% 77% 21% 3%
Netherlands 14% 55% 26% 56% 43% -
Austria 39% 12% 48% 52% 41% 7%
Poland 40% 5% 55% 58% 38% 4%
Portugal 39% 23% 38% 73% 19% 9%
Romania 56% 3% 41% 96% 2% 2%
Slovenia 65% 4% 31% 80% 8% 12%
Slovakia 45% 2% 53% 89% 10% 2%
Finland 38% 19% 43% 67% 32% 1%
Sweden 42% 7% 51% 62% 38% -
United Kingdom 24% 59% 18% 71% 27% 1%
Iceland 32% 15% 51% 83% 16% 2%
Norway 58% 19% 11% 78% 20% 3%
Switzerland (2009) 25% 14% 58% 37% [1] 60% -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TENLAW: Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe. National Report Switzerland." (PDF). Retrieved 12 February 2015.