Floor space per occupant

The average floor space per occupant is calculated by dividing the total surface area of dwellings by the total number of their occupants. This indicator is examined from various aspects: household characteristics, buildings and dwellings.

Average floor space per occupant

Average floor space per occupant, by canton 2021

 

m2 by occupant

46.6
Zurich 45.1
Bern 46.7
Lucerne 47.2
Uri 47.4
Schwytz 50.4
Obwalden 49.4
Nidwalden 50.8
Glarus 50.5
Zug 47.7
Fribourg 46.1
Solothurn 50.4
Basel-Stadt 41.4
Basel-Landschaft 48.6
Schaffhausen 51.6
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 51.7
Appenzell Innerrhoden 51.2
St. Gallen 48.3
Graubünden 47.9
Aargau 50.3
Thurgau 52.2
Ticino 49.1
Vaud 43.5
Valais 47.0
Neuchâtel 45.9
Geneva 37.2
Jura 48.6
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics
Average floor space per occupant by number of rooms, 2021
Number of rooms Floor space per occupant
Total 46.6m2
1 room 30.1m2
2 rooms 43.2m2
3 rooms 43.1m2
4 rooms 43.0m2
5 rooms 50.5m2
6 rooms and more 60.7m2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics
Average floor space per occupant by period of construction, 2021
Period of construction Floor space per occupant
Total 46.6m2
before 1919 47.6m2
1919 - 1945 45.2m2
1946 - 1960 41.5m2
1961 - 1970 41.6m2
1971 - 1980 46.4m2
1981 - 1990 49.8m2
1991 - 2000 49.8m2
2001 - 2005 50.3m2
2006 - 2010 48.9m2
2011 - 2015 48.3m2
2016 - 2021 47.0m2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics

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