Period of construction

Age of building

More than a third (37%) of buildings were built in the past 38 years, i.e. after 1980.

Buildings by period of construction
  2000 2010 2018
  absolute as % absolute as % absolute as %
Residential buildings   1,462,167 100.0 1,642,622 100.0 1,748,477 100.0
before 1919 327,555 22.4 350,416 21.3 339,378 19.4
1919 and 1945 192,565 13.2 186,166 11.3 197,856 11.3
1946 and 1960 192,754 13.2 191,829 11.7 188,837 10.8
1961 and 1970 173,324 11.9 173,570 10.6 172,984 9.9
1971 and 1980 195,495 13.4 195,620 11.9 194,980 11.2
1981 and 1990 204,000 14.0 201,898 12.3 201,493 11.5
1991 and 2000 176,474 12.1 177,291 10.8 177,750 10.2
2001 and 2005 * * 80,689 4.9 80,959 4.6
2006 and 2010 * * 85,143 5.2 85,253 4.9
2011 and 2015 * * * * 71,989 4.1
2016 and 2018 * * * * 36,998 2.1
Sources: FSO - Federal Population Census, Buildings and dwellings statistics

Whereas 44% of single-family houses have been built since 1981, only 35% of multi-family buildings were built after this year and 19% of buildings in other categories (buildings not for solely residential purposes).

The building stock in the canton of Fribourg is exceptionally recent with 25% of buildings built in the 21st century. In contrast, only 4% of buildings were built in this period in the canton of Basel-Stadt.

Statistical sources and concepts

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