Building category

The majority of residential buildings are buildings solely used for residential purposes. 57% of these buildings are single-family houses.

Buildings by category

 

1990

2000

2010

2018

Residential buildings

1,292,502

1,462,167

1,642,622

1,748,477

Exclusively residential buildings

79.4%

80.7%

83.1%

84.0%

Single-family houses

53.8%

56.2%

57.5%

57.1%

Multi-family houses

53.8%

24.5%

25.6%

26.9%

Residential buildings with ancillary use

53.8%

13.6%

11.9%

11.4%

Buildings with partial residential use

6.6%

5.8%

5.0%

4.7%
Sources: FSO - Federal Population Census, Buildings and dwellings statistics

Further information

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Statistical sources and concepts

Contact

Federal statistical office Section Population
Espace de l’Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

info.gws@bfs.admin.ch

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