16% more buildings and 30% more dwellings since 1995
On 1 January 2023, Belgium had 4,630,028 buildings. Since 1995, the number of buildings in Belgium has risen by 16%. The number of dwellings rose over the same period by 30% to 5,741,588.
The Flemish Region registers 32% more dwellings and 17% more buildings.
In the Walloon Region, there are 29% more dwellings and 17% more buildings.
While the increase in the number of buildings is less significant in the Brussels-Capital Region (+1%) than in the other two regions, the number of dwellings has increased by 21%.
The age of the buildings varies greatly from region to region. In Flanders, 34% of the buildings were built after 1981, compared to 22% in Wallonia and only 7% in the Brussels-Capital Region.
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
Results available 10 months after the reference period