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 2020

 

m2 by occupant

46.3
Zurich 44.9
Bern 46.5
Lucerne 47.0
Uri 47.1
Schwytz 50.2
Obwalden 49.0
Nidwalden 50.3
Glarus 50.3
Zug 47.6
Fribourg 45.7
Solothurn 50.2
Basel-Stadt 41.5
Basel-Landschaft 48.2
Schaffhausen 51.4
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 51.6
Appenzell Innerrhoden 50.7
St. Gallen 48.1
Graubünden 47.7
Aargau 50.2
Thurgau 51.9
Ticino 48.7
Vaud 43.3
Valais 46.7
Neuchâtel 45.5
Geneva 36.9
Jura 48.2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics
Average floor space per occupant by number of rooms, 2020
Number of rooms Floor space per occupant
Total 46.3m2
1 room 30.0m2
2 rooms 42.8m2
3 rooms 42.8m2
4 rooms 42.8m2
5 rooms 50.3m2
6 rooms and more 60.2m2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics
Average floor space per occupant by period of construction, 2020
Period of construction Floor space per occupant
Total 46.3m2
before 1919 47.3m2
1919 - 1945 44.9m2
1946 - 1960 41.3m2
1961 - 1970 41.4m2
1971 - 1980 46.3m2
1981 - 1990 49.7m2
1991 - 2000 49.2m2
2001 - 2005 49.7m2
2006 - 2010 48.7m2
2011 - 2015 48.2m2
2016 - 2019 47.2m2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics

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