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 2017

 

m2 by occupant

46
Zurich 44
Bern 45
Lucerne 46
Uri 46
Schwytz 49
Obwalden 48
Nidwalden 49
Glarus 50
Zug 47
Fribourg 45
Solothurn 49
Basel-Stadt 41
Basel-Landschaft 48
Schaffhausen 51
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 50
Appenzell Innerrhoden 49
St. Gallen 47
Graubünden 47
Aargau 50
Thurgau 51
Ticino 48
Vaud 43
Valais 45
Neuchâtel 44
Geneva 37
Jura 47
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics
Average floor space per occupant by number of rooms, 2017
Number of rooms Floor space per occupant
Total 46m2
1 room 29m2
2 rooms 41m2
3 rooms 42m2
4 rooms 42m2
5 rooms 50m2
6 rooms and more 59m2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics
Average floor space per occupant by period of construction, 2017
Period of construction Floor space per occupant
Total 46m2
before 1919 46m2
1919 and 1945 44m2
1946 and 1960 41m2
1961 and 1970 41m2
1971 and 1980 46m2
1981 and 1990 49m2
1991 and 2000 48m2
2001 and 2005 49m2
2006 and 2010 48m2
2011 and 2017 48m2
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics

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