House size comparisons

From Greenlivingpedia, a wiki on green living, building and energy

Jump to: navigation, search

Research into house sizes across the world has shown that in 2009 Australians had the largest floor area per person and the largest increase in new house sizes.[1]

The average floor area of new homes in Australia hit a record 214.6 square metres in the 2008 financial year. The average floor area of new free-standing houses was also at a record high of 245.3 square metres, up 4.4 per cent over the past five years.

While Australian home sizes have risen 10 per cent over the past decade, research shows sizes of new American homes has fallen from a peak of 212 square metres to 201.5 square metres.

In Europe, Denmark has the biggest homes followed by Greece and the Netherlands. Homes in Britain are the smallest in Europe with an average of 76 square metres.

Contents

[edit] Comparison of new house sizes across the world

Country House size (m²)
Australia 214.6
United States 201.5
New Zealand 196.2
Denmark 137.0
Greece 126.4
Belgium 119.0
Netherlands 115.5
France 112.5
Germany 109.2
Luxembourg 104.1
Spain 96.6
Austria 96.0
Ireland 87.7
Finland 87.1
Sweden 83.0
Portugal 82.2
Italy 81.5
United Kingdom 76

Source report (PDF): Australian homes are biggest in the world, Craig James, Commsec, 30 November 2009

[edit] House sizes across Australia

The average floor area of new homes in Australia hit a record 214.6 square metres in the 2008 financial year. The average floor area of new free-standing houses was also at a record high of 245.3 square metres, up 4.4 per cent over the past five years.

Victoria has Australia's biggest homes (224.5 square metres), followed by Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, NSW, Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT.

In the mid-1950s, the average size of new houses was around 115 square metres – half the size of an average new house in 2009.[2]

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. Welcome to Victoria, home to super-sized houses, The Age, 30 November 2009
  2. Afflueza in Australia, ecosmagazine.com (PDF), AUG–SEP 2005
Personal tools