World, As Seen from the most beautiful islands: Ireland and Cyprus

Only 8 percent of Irish live in apartments


In 2019, 46% of the EU population lived in apartments, while just over a third (35%) lived in separate homes and almost a fifth (19%) in semi-detached or terraced houses, according to data released today from Prior to Eurostat, the Statistical Service of the European Union. In Cyprus, 15.7% live in separate houses, 16.1% in semi-detached houses and 19.1% in apartments.

Apartments were the most common type of accommodation in 14 member states, particularly in Latvia (66% of people live in apartments), Spain (65%) and Estonia (61%). The member states with the lowest percentage of residents living in apartments are Ireland (8%) and the Netherlands (21%).

In contrast, more than two thirds of the population live in separate dwellings in Croatia (68%), followed by Slovenia (66%), Hungary, Romania (both 65%) and Denmark (54%). The Netherlands and Ireland were the only two countries in the European Union where more than half of the population lived in a semi-detached house in 2019 (58% and 53% respectively).

In 2019, seven out of ten (70%) people in the European Union lived in a house or apartment they owned. The number of owners exceeded tenants in all EU member states in 2019, with the highest percentage of landlords in Romania (96%), Hungary (92%), Slovakia (91%) and Lithuania (90%). The lowest percentage of homes for sale was in Germany (51%) and Austria (55%).

Written by: Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O'Brien is a student who is taking only the first steps in journalism. The main interest is events from the world of macroeconomics and finance.

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