Number of occupants per dwelling

The occupant density per room indicates the number of persons per dwelling. This indicator is examined from various aspects: household characteristics, buildings and dwellings.

Occupant density per dwelling by number of rooms since 1970
  Occupants per dwelling
  Total in dwellings with ... room(s)
    1 2 3 4 5 6+
1970 2.9 1.3 1.9 2.7 3.4 3.7 4.3
1980 2.6 1.2 1.6 2.3 3.0 3.3 3.8
1990 2.4 1.2 1.4 2.0 2.7 3.0 3.3
2000 2.3 1.2 1.4 1.9 2.5 2.8 3.1
2019 2.2 1.2 1.4 1.9 2.5 2.8 3.0
Sources: FSO - Federal Population Census, Buildings and dwellings statistics
Occupants per dwelling by category of building and size of the dwelling, 2019
Occupants per dwelling
  Exclusively residential buildings Single-family houses Multi-family houses
Total 2.2 2.7 2.1
Dwellings by number of rooms
1-2 rooms 1.3 1.7
1.3
3-4 rooms 2.2 2.4 2.2
5+ rooms 2.9 2.9 2.8
Dwellings by size group (m2)
<60m2 1.4 2.0 1.4
60-119m2 2.2 2.4 2.1
>119m2 2.8 2.9 2.6
Source: FSO - Buildings and dwellings statistics

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