Building stock

15% more buildings and 27% more dwellings since 1995

15% more buildings and 27% more dwellings since 1995

On 1 January 2021, Belgium had 4,590,838 buildings. Since 1995, the number of buildings in Belgium has risen by 15%. The number of dwellings rose over the same period by 27% to 5,631,637.

The Flemish Region registers 29% more dwellings and 16% more buildings.

In the Walloon Region, there are 26% more dwellings and 15% more buildings.

While the increase in the number of buildings is less significant in the Brussels-Capital Region (+1%) than in the two other regions, the number of dwellings has increased by 19%.

The age of the buildings varies greatly from region to region. In Flanders, 33% of the buildings were built after 1981, compared to 22% in Wallonia and only 7% in the Brussels-Capital Region.

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Purpose and brief description

The cadastral statistics of the building stock reflect the situation of the number of buildings in Belgium on 1 January of the reference year. The data come from the General Administration of the Patrimonial Documentation (former Land Register) of the FPS Finances.


All buildings in Belgium



Release calendar

Results available 10 months after the reference period