Living situations in Germany 2019, by age group

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in Germany on living situations among the population in 2019, broken down by age group. That year, 46.4 percent of 14- to 19-year-olds lived in rented accommodation. This was also true for 78.3 percent of 20- to 29-year-olds.

Living situations in Germany in 2019, by age group

Own houseOwner-occupied apartmentRentalShared accommodation
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period


Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking population

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on main unit:
Base: German-speaking population aged 14 years and older in private households in the main place of residence in the Federal Rebublic of Germany

Information on total sample:
2019: 23,318 respondents, projection to 70.60 million peopls

Further information on methodology can be found here.

This question was asked in the following wording during the survey: "Do you live in your own house, a owner-occupied apartment or do you rent?
The question included an additional note: "If you live with your parents, this question refers to the living situation of your parents."

Multiple answers with "shared accommodation" (in own house, owner-occupied apartment or rental) were possible.

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