Lots of unoccupied houses

07.10.2021 - 15:06
Lots of unoccupied houses
Almost 1,500 residential houses in the country are uninhabited, and that’s not counting the capital region
About 30 percent of all houses in Sandoy are uninhabited. Pictured: the village of Sandur

More than 13 percent of houses in the Faroes are unoccupied, according to new data from the Municpality Association.

The data covers 27 of the country’s 29 municipalities. Tórshavn and Fugloy municipalities are not included in the figures.

According to the data, the 27 municipalities comprise 11,345 residential houses, of which 1,481 (13.1 percent) are unoccupied.

In Sandoy, 29.7 percent of all houses are uninhabited and more 19 percent in Vestmanna, Kvívík and Suðuroy.


Read the Faroese version of this article here.

Translated by prosa.fo.

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