Czechs most often live in three-room flats, a census shows

Last year, the Czech Republic had 4.48 million inhabited flats, 9.1 percent more than in 2011. The most common size of apartments in the Czech Republic is 60 to 79 square meters with three living rooms. This is based on last year’s census results, published by the Czech Statistical Office (CSO).

Flats most often followed three-room flats with two living rooms. According to the statisticians, the total number of three- and two-room apartments exceeded 2.4 million, accounting for 58.4 percent of all occupied flats.

“In terms of the legal reason for the use of the flat, the most frequent was occupied flats in their own houses, of which there were almost 1.6 million. This is 470,000 more than the number of occupied flats in private ownership,” said CSO chairman Marek Rojíček.

According to the 2021 Census, the capital city had the highest number of inhabited flats, almost 630 thousand. With 627,705 occupied apartments, Prague accounted for 14% of the national total. The Central Bohemian Region was second with more than 560 thousand flats, and the Moravian-Silesian Region was third with more than 500 thousand inhabited flats.

On the contrary, the Karlovy Vary Region had the lowest number of dwellings, less than 130 thousand.

The most frequently found living alone are Prague residents

In the capital city, 275,733 people live independently in apartments, which is the most of all other regions of the Czech Republic.

Prague is followed by the Moravian-Silesian Region (182 864 flats) and the Central Bohemian Region (176 554 apartments) in the number of flats occupied by one person.

The CZSO did not specify who precisely those living alone in the flat. These are probably the so-called singles who are not yet looking for shared housing. On the other hand, the single people will also include many pensioners whose life partner has died.