Number of dwellings in Estonia nearly triples over past century ({{commentsTotal}})

A wooden house on Tartu's J. Kuperjanovi Street still bearing the old H. Heidemanni Street name.
A wooden house on Tartu's J. Kuperjanovi Street still bearing the old H. Heidemanni Street name. Source: (Aili Vahtla/ERR)

As of Jan. 1, 2017, there were 706,000 dwellings in Estonia with an occupancy rate of 76 percent. Compared to 1922, the number of dwellings has nearly tripled.

In 1922, there were a total of 252,000 dwellings in Estonia, Statistics Estonia said in a Monday morning press release.

Occupied dwellings numbered 537,000 in 2017, three quarters of which were under 80 square meters and one third of which were between 60-80 square meters in size. Two- and three-room dwellings accounted for 32 and 30 percent, respectively, of occupied dwellings.

As of last year, 93 percent of occupied dwellings in Estonia had running water. 88 percent had flush toilets, 84 percent had a bath or shower, and 70 percent included central heating. 68 percent of the country's occupied dwellings had all four amenities.

69,000 new dwellings in total, accounting for ten percent of existing dwellings, have been constructed in Estonia since 2001. A higher than national average share of new dwellings are located in Harju, Tartu and Pärnu Counties.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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