Majority of Hungarians living in detached houses

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In 2019, some 65% of Hungarians lived in detached houses, well above the EU average of 46%, according to data by statistical agency Eurostat.

More than two-thirds of the population lived in detached houses in Croatia (68%), followed by Slovenia (66%), Hungary and Romania (both 65%), and Denmark (54%).

The Netherlands and Ireland were the only EU Member States where more than half of the population lived in a semi-detached house (58% and 53% respectively) in 2019.

According to Eurostat, flats were the most common residence type in 14 EU Member States, notably in Latvia (where 66% of people lived in flats), Spain (65%) and Estonia (61%). Member States with the smallest share of their population residing in flats were Ireland (8%) and the Netherlands (21%).

Share of people living in own house or flat 2nd highest in EU

In 2019, seven out of every 10 (70%) people in the EU lived in a house or flat that they owned. There were more owners than tenants in all EU Member States in 2019, with the highest shares of owners seen in Romania (96%), Hungary (92%), Slovakia (91%) and Lithuania (90%).

At the other end of the spectrum, the lowest shares of owner-occupied residences were in Germany (51%) and Austria (55%).

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