Statec: 129,000 homes to be built in 20 years in Luxembourg
(ADW) Between 2010 and 2030 a whopping 129,000 new homes need to be built in order to meet the demands of an ever increasing Luxembourg population, according to national statistics agency Statec.
Currently, 63.6 percent of the population live in private family homes while 32.7 percent live in an apartment block.
As for occupancy status, 69 percent of housing is owned by the occupants, 28.3 percent of homes are rented, while 27 percent of residents are housed for free.
The average household occupies a housing space of 130 m2, however, home owners live in an average of 148 m2 (70 m2 per person) and for those that rent, the space is more modest at 53 m2 (47 m2 per head).
According to Statec's projections, 129,000 new homes need to be built between 2010 and 2030, or the equivalent of nearly 6,500 to cover the needs resulting from population growth.
An interesting statistic to add into the mix comes from l'Observatoire de l'Habitat, which states that 7,700 people employed in Luxembourg have left the country to live in regions over the border.
The statistics show that a little over 2,800 homes were constructed to completion in 2010. On average 2,787 homes were built annually between 2002 and 2010.