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Number of residential housings in Norway 2018-2020, by type

Detached houses were the most common dwelling type in Norway in 2018, 2019 and 2020. As of 2020, there were roughly 1.3 million detached houses in the country, while the number of multi-dwellings was approximately 640 thousand. The total number of dwellings in Norway increased from around 2.55 million in 2018 to 2.61 million in 2020. Furthermore, the number of dwellings had increased with around 280 thousand units over the past decade, where the biggest increase was in the number of multi-dwelling buildings. They increased with nearly 114 thousand units.

How many new buildings were started?

    As of 2018, nearly 32 thousand new residential buildings had been started in Norway. This was a decrease, when compared to the year before, but still an increase from 2008, when the corresponding figures were approximately 26 thousand new buildings started. The number peaked in 2016, when over 26 thousand new dwelling buildings had been started.

 How much does it cost to buy a dwelling in Norwegian cities? 

    A report from 2019 investigated dwelling prices in some major Norwegian cities. The average price per square meter turned out to be highest in the capital Oslo, amounting at over 75 thousand Norwegian kroner. The Northern city of Tromsø was second in the ranking, followed by Trondheim and Bergen.

Number of residential housings in Norway from 2018 and 2020, by type

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2018 to 2020

Special properties

Occupied and vacant dwellings

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