Dwellings completed between 2005 and 2018, preliminary stock of dwellings by end of 2018

2018 completed apartments, time comparison, type of buildings or construction activity

Based on data deductions from September 15, 2019, new results for the 2018 reporting year as well as revised figures for the already published completion periods from 2005 to 2017 are now available. In 2018, almost 66 000 apartments were built throughout Austria. It does not include the units to be built in Vienna by acquisition, conversion or construction of existing buildings. With this number, the highest number since 2005 came about. With regard to the comparable last three reporting years, the current result represents the current peak. The increase over the previous year was almost 9% or 5 400 apartments, compared to 2016 a rise of just under 18% or around 10 000 was absolutely quantifiable.  
The construction activity was dominated by multi-story residential construction (around 37 200 apartments) which accounted for just over 56% of all completions in 2018. With one- and two-family dwellings (less than 16 200) nearly 26% of the units were built during the same period. As a result of acquisition, construction and conversion work on existing buildings (with the exception of the federal capital) more than 18% of the apartments (less than 12 200 in absolute terms) were created. The corresponding value of the new non-residential entities - not even 500 in absolute terms - was 0.7%. The corresponding distributions of the two years before showed a similar picture in which over time increases in larger residential buildings are offset by slight declines in one- and two-family residences as well as in the acquisition, construction and conversion work.

All these figures are preliminary and estimated.

Updated housing stock

Starting from the final housing stock of the register census 2011 (deadline 31st October), adding the estimated completion results (excluding conversion work in Vienna) and deducting all reported departures from the housing (with the exclusion of any possible housing losses due to construction, construction and alteration work in Vienna) at the end of 2018 an updated portfolio of around 4 775 300 apartments had to be calculated.  
The capital of Vienna achieved the highest share of not quite 22% (about 1 032 100 apartments). In Lower Austria it was just over 19% or about 911 500 units. 16% or insignificant more than 764 100 apartments were in Upper Austria, 14% or almost 669 100 in Styria. For Tyrol, the update resulted in a proportionate share of almost 9% (around 413 500 in absolute terms). Carinthia followed by Salzburg reached between more than 6 and almost 7% (that was almost 320 000 in Carinthia and about 305 700 in Salzburg). In Vorarlberg, more than 4% or less than 198 800 apartments were to be identified. At the lower end of the regional distribution is Burgenland with an inventory share of more than 3% or 160 500 units.

These figures are preliminary and estimated in terms of accesses to apartments.

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