Accommodations in South Korea 2018, by type

This statistic presents the number of housing units in South Korea in 2018, by type. During the measured period, the majority of residential buildings in South Korea were high-rise apartments with more than five stories. The number of this type of housing amounted to over ten million units.

Number of housing units in South Korea in 2018, by type

Number of housing units in thousands
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Release date

August 2019


South Korea

Survey time period


Special properties

Based on complete enumeration*

Supplementary notes

*The population and housing census has been conducted every five years in South Korea since 1960. The 2018 version will be the 22th population census and the 14th housing census. Its sample is all Koreans and foreign residents in the territory of the Republic of Korea and their places of residence as of midnight November 1, 2018. From the census in 2015, Statistics Korea will apply register-based census, in which statistics are generated by various administrative data, for complete enumeration, as opposed to the former methodology which was a field survey.

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