Tenants / owners

The occupancy status statistics describe whether a private household occupies its dwelling as a tenant, an owner or, for example, a farmer or usufructuary. The analyses were conducted in relation to household characteristics and dwellings.

Swiss households tend to rent rather than own. The home ownership rate, i.e. the number of owner-occupied dwellings in relation to the number of occupied dwellings has been rising continuously since 1970.

Home ownership rate
  1970 1980 1990 2000 2016 IC*
28.5 30.1 31.3 34.6 38.2 0.2

Zurich

18.5 19.9 20.9 24.8 29.4 0.5

Bern

31.0 32.5 33.0 36.3 40.3 0.6

Lucerne

26.5 27.6 28.4 32.1 36.3 0.7

Uri

43.6 45.5 44.7 48.0 50.6 3.5

Schwytz

40.1 41.1 40.5 44.2 43.3 1.7

Obwalden

53.2 49.2 45.9 46.8 47.5 3.6

Nidwalden

38.9 36.6 34.9 37.5 39.9 3.2

Glarus

49.5 48.9 46.5 49.7 50.4 3.5

Zug

25.4 28.0 29.3 32.6 34.5 1.2

Fribourg

38.0 39.1 39.4 41.8 44.3 1.2

Solothurn

38.8 41.3 42.5 46.8 51.1 1.3

Basel-Stadt

11.7 11.6 11.0 12.6 16.5 1.1

Basel-Landschaft

36.1 37.7 37.9 41.5 46.5 1.3

Schaffhausen

30.3 32.9 34.4 39.1 43.6 2.4

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

43.7 44.4 42.2 45.1 49.9 2.9

Appenzell Innerrhoden

60.9 59.2 55.4 57.6 54.5 5.4

St. Gallen

34.4 35.1 34.4 38.7 41.9 0.9

Graubünden

44.4 44.7 43.5 46.7 45.0 1.5

Aargau

42.8 43.5 43.5 47.7 49.6 0.8

Thurgau

38.6 39.3 38.7 43.3 47.9 0.9

Ticino

34.0 34.2 37.4 36.5 40.0 0.8

Vaud

21.6 24.4 26.7 28.3 31.7 0.5

Valais

55.7 59.7 59.1 61.4 56.8 1.2

Neuchâtel

16.9 20.4 24.9 26.6 31.8 1.0

Geneva

9.0 11.2 13.8 15.8 18.5 0.6

Jura

46.2 49.0 50.0 51.5 55.0 2.6
*Confidence interval 2016 : ± (in percentage points) Sources: FSO - Federal population census, structural survey

Statistical sources and concepts

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
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