Housing in Switzerland

Different facets of housing

Housing is important for individuals and households. Having a roof over one's head, feeling at home, gives a sense of security and are key elements in fulfilling one’s fundamental needs.

A home also provides a stable address for a person or a household, which is essential for access to the labour market. Housing, which is a major item of household expenditure, also contributes to the perceived quality of life. And an acceptable quality of life largely depends on the possibility of affordable housing of an adequate size and satisfactory quality.

At a macroeconomic level, the supply of housing is dependent on the area available, spatial planning policy, demand for flats and the supply of jobs.

The aim of this page is to briefly present the different facets of housing and illustrate the main statistical results available.

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