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Press release 256 / 2017-07-27: Dwelling stock of 41.7 million dwellings at the end of 2016

WIESBADEN – At the end of 2016, the number of dwellings in residential and non-residential buildings amounted to roughly 41.7 million in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the stock of dwellings excluding those in residential establishments, which have only been covered since 2011, was roughly 41.2 million. Compared with the year 2000, the stock of dwellings increased by 2.9 million or 7.5%. There were 502 dwellings per 1,000 inhabitants at the end of 2016, which was an increase of 35 dwellings per 1,000 inhabitants compared with 16 years earlier (2000: 467 dwellings).

Basic data and long time series are available in table Residential buildings, dwellings, living floor space (31231-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database

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