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New construction of residential buildings started dwellings, first three quarters 2020

Construction of new dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings increased

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-11-20 9.30

According to preliminary figures, construction of 38 700 dwellings began during the first three quarters of 2020. This is 13 percent more than in the same period in 2019, when the construction of 34 250 dwellings was started.

Among the started dwellings, approximately 31 500 are located in multi-dwelling buildings, which is 19 percent more than in the same period in 2019. Preliminary figures show that about 66 percent of the dwellings started in 2020 were rented dwellings. In one-to-two dwelling buildings, construction of approximately 7 200 dwellings was started, down by 8 percent compared with the first three quarters of 2019.

Conversion of multi-dwelling buildings also resulted in approximately 1 750 additional dwellings during the period, compared with 2 350 dwellings in the corresponding period in 2019.

The 2020 figures for new construction have been adjusted upwards by 4 percent, which is the reporting lag for the corresponding period in the past year. The figures for conversion have been adjusted upwards by 35 percent.

Number of started dwellings, first three quarters, 2000–2020
New construction of residential buildings started dwellings, first three quarters 2020

Number of dwellings started during the first three quarters of 2019 and 2020 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

  2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
Sweden
34 250 37 218 7 830 6 930 26 420 30 288
Metropolitan areas
16 978 18 062 2 930 2 213 14 048 15 849
Greater Stockholm
8 275 9 046 1 513 1 046 6 762 8 000
Greater Göteborg
5 356 6 036 868 690 4 488 5 346
Greater Malmö
3 347 2 980 549 477 2 798 2 503
Sweden excl. Metropolitan areas
17 272 19 156 4 900 4 717 12 372 14 439
Stockholm
8 275 9 046 1 513 1 046 6 762 8 000
Uppsala
2 058 1 929 331 491 1 727 1 438
Södermanland
1 420 1 238 372 384 1 048 854
Östergötland
1 894 1 283 385 318 1 509 965
Jönköping
849 1 064 325 263 524 801
Kronoberg
940 679 195 192 745 487
Kalmar
969 741 161 170 808 571
Gotland
43 131 43 62 . 69
Blekinge
557 428 140 109 417 319
Skåne
5 485 5 102 1 313 1 194 4 172 3 908
Halland
928 862 280 271 648 591
Västra Götaland
6 576 7 169 1 427 1 267 5 149 5 902
Värmland
537 744 142 101 395 643
Örebro
841 1 644 221 221 620 1 423
Västmanland
512 1 109 228 159 284 950
Dalarna
463 549 149 153 314 396
Gävleborg
305 705 131 150 174 555
Västernorrland
219 411 80 51 139 360
Jämtland
463 125 113 96 350 29
Västerbotten
460 672 133 99 327 573
Norrbotten
456 1 587 148 133 308 1 454

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

Preliminary statistics for the full year 2020 will be published on 2021-02-22 09:30.

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