This is an archived release.
Over 7 in 10 dwellings in small houses
Seventy-two per cent of dwellings are in small houses with four or fewer dwellings. Despite the increase in the share of flats in recent years, small houses still dominate the type of building.
|2013 - 2014|
|1Changes last period are net changes. Some changes may be due to variable lag in registering of new dwellings.|
|Total||2 449 210||2 466 363||17 153|
|Detached house||1 278 960||1 281 743||2 783|
|House with 2 dwellings||223 783||225 089||1 306|
|Row house, linked house and house with 3 dwellings or more||281 360||284 426||3 066|
|Multi-dwelling building||550 366||558 969||8 603|
|Residence for communities||45 579||48 276||2 697|
|Other building||69 162||67 860||-1 302|
There were a total of 2 466 363 dwellings in Norway as at 1 January 2014.
Flats in second place
Dwellings can be grouped by type of building. Detached houses constituted more than half (1 278 960), flats in multi-dwelling buildings followed with 550 366, while there were 281 360 dwellings in row houses, linked houses and houses with three or four dwellings. There were 223 783 dwellings in houses with two dwellings and 45 579 dwellings in residences for communities. The remaining 69 162 dwellings are registered in buildings where the main part of the floor space is used for purposes other than dwellings; mainly industrial buildings.
Change in date of data withdrawal
From 2013 to 2014, there was a net increase of 17 000 dwellings, somewhat less than predicted by the construction statistics. This is due to data being extracted closer to 1 January in order to improve the topicality. Changing the extraction date also enables better comparability with other statistics, such as the construction statistics, building stock and household statistics.
The dwelling population as of 1 January 2012 was adjusted with 49 335 extra dwellings, mainly dwellings in one- and two-family houses. The corresponding figures for 1 January 2013 were adjusted with 44 422 extra dwellings. This is based on information from household statistics, which indicate that some dwellings are not yet registered in the dwelling register.
The quality of the dwelling statistics is gradually improving each year. Most of the dwellings in buildings with little information are gradually being replaced with new buildings, or new information is available when dwellings are for sale. In addition, the increase in the number of registers used in the production of the statistics also affects the quality.