Housing Stock

What state are the flats the greatest? In the year 2009 (stand: 31.12.2009) there was a total 39 390 468 apartments, in Germany of 30 690 007 apartments accounted for by the former Federal territory and 8 700 461 on the new Lander and Berlin. There are no surprises on the population. This amounted to 65 541 million in the former Federal territory and 16 461 million in the new Lander and Berlin. The total population in Germany amounted to 82,02 million inhabitants. Comparing the number of apartments with the population level, an average of 2.08 household members per apartment is.

In the old Lander, it is slightly above the national average (2.13 people per apartment). In the new Lander and Berlin live on average 1.9 persons in an apartment. The most populous countries were in 2009 as in the previous years North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. The propping up Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saarland and Bremen. The number of apartments behaves in the Lander largely proportional to the number of inhabitants. This means that the States with the highest population recorded the highest number of apartments.

The exception is Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg. Live in Brandenburg some 240 000 more people than in Saxony-Anhalt, but there are about 200 000 apartments less. The average living space is 86.6 square meters each apartment in Germany. In the former Federal territory it is 90.3 square meters, in the new Lander and Berlin at an average 73.3 m. 17 square feet of living space available, are the inhabitants of the former Federal territory sums in their homes an average which is about the size of a room. The most generous apartments of in Germany are located in Rhineland-Palatinate, followed by the Saarland. Here, the average square footage is 98.8 m m or 97.6 m. Other federal countries with a living area of about 90 m are in descending order: Lower Saxony, Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hesse – all States on the former Federal territory. The lowest average square footage amounts to 70 m and is listed for Saxony. In City-States, where the living room due to the limited space and some relatively high number of inhabitants (Berlin) is limited, reached the number of square metres on average not of 77 m (Bremen). The average area apartments in Hamburg is 72.3 m and apartments in Berlin expect m with 70.4 m. A total 3.5 billion square meters of living space available were in the year 2009 in Germany. 2.7 billion m of which accounted for the former Federal territory and 6.4 billion square meters in the new Lander and Berlin. The inhabitants of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia had m 2009 with a total 7.16 billion more living space than the inhabitants of Berlin, Saxony, Thuringia, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt together (6.4 billion square meters). Saarland, the State in which the apartments are the greatest according to Rhineland-Palatinate, had about 5 million m Of living space, with which it is in this category between Hamburg and Bremen. In conclusion, it can be said that the apartments in the former Federal territory are larger on average than in the new Lander and Berlin. Among them, the apartments in the South of Germany – with the exception of Lower Saxony – are generally greater than in the remaining Federal territory. Who is nationwide apartment search and would like to increase his chances on a larger apartment, should look to the South, and in Lower Saxony, Germany.