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Decent housing, at an affordable price in a safe environment, is a fundamental need and right. Ensuring this need is met, which is likely to alleviate poverty and social exclusion, is still a significant challenge in a number of European countries.
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Type of dwelling
In 2013, 41.1 % of the EU-28 population lived in flats, just over one third (34.0 %) in detached houses and 24.1 % in semi-detached houses. The share of persons living in flats was highest across the EU Member States in Spain (65.4 %), Latvia (65.3 %) and Estonia (63.8 %). The share of people living in detached houses peaked in Croatia (70.9 %), Slovenia (66.5 %), Hungary (64.0 %), Romania (60.1 %) and Denmark (55.8 %); Norway (61.1 %) and Serbia (60.5 %) also reported high shares of their populations living in detached houses. The highest propensities to live in semi-detached houses were reported in the Netherlands(60.7 %), the United Kingdom (60.0 %) and Ireland (58.3 %) — see Figure 1.More ...