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New construction of residential buildings started dwellings, 2020

In 2020, 51 550 new dwellings were started in new construction

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-02-18 9.30

According to preliminary figures for 2020, the construction of 51 550 dwellings was started in new buildings. This is 6 percent up from 2019, when construction of 48 581 dwellings was started.

The construction of 41 700 dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings was started in 2020, which is 10 percent more than in 2019. Among these dwellings, 64 percent are rented, compared to 62 percent in 2019.

The construction of 9 850 dwellings was started in one- or two-dwelling buildings, which is 7 percent less than a year earlier.

In addition, conversion of multi-dwelling buildings resulted in approximately 2 500 dwellings in 2020, compared with 3 107 dwellings in 2019.

The 2020 figures on new construction have been adjusted upwards by 2 percent, which is the average delay in reporting for the previous year. The 2020 figures on conversion have been adjusted upwards by 18 percent.

Number of started dwellings, 2000–2020
Namnlös

Number of dwellings started during the first three quarters of 2019 and 2020, by region. Figures not adjusted upwards
 

All buildings Jan–dec

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

Of which multi-dwelling buildings Jan–dec

  2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
Sweden
48 581 50 372 10 639 9 644 37 942 40 728
Metropolitan areas
25 275 24 659 3 960 3 108 21 315 21 551
Greater Stockholm
13 046 12 095 2 090 1 511 10 956 10 584
Greater Göteborg
7 700 7 909 1 159 982 6 541 6 927
Greater Malmö
4 529 4 655 711 615 3 818 4 040
Sweden excl. Metropolitan areas
23 306 25 713 6 679 6 536 16 627 19 177
Stockholm
13 046 12 095 2 090 1 511 10 956 10 584
Uppsala
2 796 2 668 474 671 2 322 1 997
Södermanland
1 830 1 995 419 572 1 411 1 423
Östergötland
2 470 1 549 519 420 1 951 1 129
Jönköping
1 063 1 317 430 331 633 986
Kronoberg
1 119 1 111 247 258 872 853
Kalmar
1 190 803 226 226 964 577
Gotland
78 148 52 79 26 69
Blekinge
609 522 192 197 417 325
Skåne
7 402 7 329 1 672 1 563 5 730 5 766
Halland
1 394 1 257 390 426 1 004 831
Västra Götaland
9 325 9 806 2 019 1 772 7 306 8 034
Värmland
739 1 108 179 164 560 944
Örebro
1 086 1 889 378 264 708 1 625
Västmanland
1 036 1 468 381 258 655 1 210
Dalarna
547 595 185 210 362 385
Gävleborg
558 804 186 182 372 622
Västernorrland
275 435 110 73 165 362
Jämtland
683 415 137 126 546 289
Västerbotten
735 1 373 165 151 570 1 222
Norrbotten
600 1 685 188 190 412 1 495

Due to the lag in reporting, data for the past year is underestimated in the preliminary statistics. The information will be revised in connection with the next publication.

Definitions and explanations

Dwellings refers to a unit intended fully or to a significant extent for residential use, regardless of the type of building in which it is located. Therefore, residences in one- or two-dwelling buildings are defined as dwellings.

One- or two-dwelling buildings refers to a detached one- or two-dwelling building, as well as semi-detached, terraced and linked buildings (excluding second homes).

Multi-dwelling buildings refers to buildings with three or more dwellings, including balcony-access buildings.

Conversion refers to the difference between the number of dwellings added and the number eliminated in conversions or altered use.

Next publishing will be

Final figures for 2020 will be published on 2021-05-10.

Statistical Database

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