Indicator Climate

Living space

A sufficient quantity of living space is a basic requirement. However, increasing the living space also contributes to overdevelopment in agricultural areas, where land is already scarce, and to greater energy consumption. Heating energy consumption, which contributes to the production of greenhouse gas emissions and therefore plays a decisive role in climate change, is particularly problematic.

Living space area per person 2017: 46 Living space area per person 2016: 45 Living space area per person 2015: 45 Living space area per person 2014: 45 Living space area per person 2013: 45 Living space area per person 2012: 45 Living space area per person 2000: 44 Living space area per person 1990: 39 Living space area per person 1980: 34

Data for the graph: Excel
Source: FSO: Building and Dwellings Statistic
Method

The data come from the Buildings and Dwellings Statistics of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (prior to 2009: Buildings and Dwellings Survey), which provides information about the structure of all building and housing stocks and the living conditions (e.g. density of occupation, space per inhabitant) of the population.

 
Last updated on: 19.11.2018

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