France - Vacancy





France: Vacancy

Mnemonic HVACN.IFRA
Unit Ths. #
Annual 2.03 %
Data 2020 3,116
2019 3,054

Series Information

Source French National Institute of Statistics and Economic studies (insee)
Release Residential Dwellings
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1983
End Date 12/31/2020

France: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Dwelling Stocks 2020 36,997 36,615 Ths. # Annual
Vacancy 2020 3,116 3,054 Ths. # Annual
Building Permits Sep 2020 41,438 32,895 #, NSA Monthly
House Price Value for New Homes 2020 Q3 278,883 306,570 EUR, NSA Quarterly
Housing Starts Sep 2020 27,740 23,862 #, NSA Monthly
Non-residential Building Permits Sep 2020 3,818 2,800 Ths. sq. m, NSA Monthly
Non-residential Housing Starts Sep 2020 2,073 1,752 Ths. sq. m, NSA Monthly
Residential Building Permits Sep 2020 37,419 30,000 #, NSA Monthly
Residential Housing Starts Sep 2020 25,100 21,587 #, NSA Monthly
House Price Index 2020 Q2 113 111.1 Index 2015Q1=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for Existing Homes 2020 Q2 113.7 112.1 Index 2015Q1=100, SA Quarterly
House Price Index for New Homes 2020 Q2 114.68 114.91 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) reports an annual estimate of housing stock by category of housing. Figures are reported in thousands of unitary counts (Ths. #), not seasonally adjusted (NSA). Geo coverage includes France (excluding Mayotte).

A dwelling is defined in terms of its use. It is a room used for habitation:

  • Separate, that is completely enclosed by walls and partitions, without communicating with another resident except through the public areas of the building (corridor, staircase, hall, ...)
  • Independent, i.e. having an inlet where it has direct access to the exterior or common parts of the building, without having to go through another room.

The dwellings are referred to as either accomodation or single dwelling. Accommodation in an apartment building (apartment). A single dwelling is a building that includes a dwelling (house).

Dwellings are divided into three categories: principle residences, second homes, and vacant dwellings.
A principal residence is a dwelling occupied habitually and principally by one or more persons in a household. The number of primary residences equal and the number of households.

A second home is a dwelling used for the weekends, leisure or vacation. Rented furnished accommodation (or rent) for tourist visits are also classified as second homes. The distinction between casual homes and second homes is sometimes difficult to establish, therefore, the two categories are often grouped.

A vacant dwelling is an unoccupied dwelling located in one of the following cases:

  • Proposed sale, rental;
  • Already assigned to a buyer or tenant occupancy and are pending;
  • Pending settlement of estate;
  • Retained by an employer for future use for the benefit of its employees;
  • Kept vacant and non-earmarked by the owner (eg a very dilapidated housing)

Data is estimated for three years following the census results (years n-2, n-1 and n). They will be reviewed annually until a final census is established.

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