Dwellings completed between 2005 and 2020, preliminary stock of dwellings by end of 2020

Apartments completed in 2020, time comparison, type of buildings or construction activity

Based on data extracted from September 15, 2021, new preliminary results for the 2020 reporting year as well as revised figures for the previously published completion periods 2005 to 2019 are available. Around 68 100 apartments were built across Austria in 2020. Not included are the units to be built in Vienna by adding, building or converting existing buildings. This was the second-highest result to date after 2019. It was not quite a percent or a little more than 600 apartments below this number and showed increases compared to the times back to 2011, starting with 6% or almost 3 900 units (compared to 2018 and 2017) up to 47% or around 21 800 absolutes (2011) gradually increased.  
Construction activity was dominated by multi-storey residential construction, which made up a little more than 56% of all completions in 2020. With one and two-family houses around a quarter of all units were built in the same period. With the exception of the federal capital approx. 18% of the apartments were created through additions, construction and renovation activities to existing buildings. The value of the comparatively few entities that came about with new non-residential buildings was not quite 1%. The corresponding distributions of the two years before, which were more comparable, showed a very similar picture.

All these figures are preliminary and estimated.

Updated housing stock

Based on the final housing stock of the register census 2011 (reference date October 31), adding the corresponding increased or estimated completion results (excluding additions, construction and renovation activities in Vienna) and deducting all reported housing disposals (excluding any additions made by the building authorities, Development and renovation activities in Vienna caused apartment disposals) at the end of 2020 an updated inventory of around 4 893 000 apartments had to be calculated.  
The federal capital Vienna achieved the highest share of not quite 22%, in Lower Austria it was slightly more than 19% of the units. Almost 16% of the apartments were in Upper Austria and around 14% in Styria. For Tyrol the update resulted in an almost 9% share of the population. Carinthia followed by Salzburg achieved almost 7 or more than 6% here. In Vorarlberg more than 4% could be determined. At the lower end of the regional distribution is Burgenland with a population share of more than 3%.

These figures are preliminary and estimated in terms of accesses to apartments.

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