Home ownership rate in selected European countries 2018

The statistic shows the home ownership rate in selected European countries in 2018. The home ownership rate is the share of dwellings that were owner-occupied. The home ownership rate in the presented European countries extended from 51.5 percent in Germany to as much as 96.4 percent in Romania. More developed European countries, such as France or Germany, tended to have a lower home ownership rate compared to the frontier countries, such as Lithuania or Slovakia. The share of house owners among the population of all 28 European countries has remained relatively stable over the past few years, amounting to approximately 69 percent.

Average cost of housing

Across Europe, the average transaction price varies from country to country. The average transaction price per square meter in 2017 for a new dwelling was almost four times higher in the United Kingdom (UK) compared to the likes of Poland and Hungary.

Housing completions

With population numbers rising across Europe, the need for affordable housing continues. Across Europe, countries have built in some cases hundreds of thousands of homes annually to meet the growing demands.

Home ownership rate in selected European countries in 2018

Home ownership rate
Lithuania 89.9%
Hungary 86%
Poland 84%
Estonia 82.4%
Latvia 81.6%
Slovenia 75.1%
Portugal 74.5%
Greece 73.5%
Sweden 64.1%
Denmark **60.5%
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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Break in time series (2015 data).
** Provisional data

The source adds the following information: "The collection "Living conditions" hosts indicators relating to characteristics and living conditions of households, characteristics of the population according to different breakdowns, health and labor conditions, housing conditions as well as childcare related indicators."

Data coverage corresponds to code ilc_lvho02 of the EU-SILC survey.

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Statistics on "Home purchasing in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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