The municipality of Groningen is experiencing the highest demand for housing among all large Dutch provinces, according to the Atlas Research analytical group. The group’s latest report, which explores the housing situation across the country, was published on Wednesday, the Groninger Internet Courant reports.
The demand for single-family homes in Groningen is somewhat less acute, according the group’s findings. According to that indicator, Groningen finishes in 35th place out of all big municipalities.
Atlas Research ranks fifty largest Dutch municipalities every year on the basis of various analytical data. This year the focus was on the housing market. To provide insight into the extent of the shortages in the housing market in the Netherlands, the atlas used a new indicator: the housing pressure index which is based on the availability of housing in relation to the demand. In 2021, the housing pressure stood at 105 points, which means that there were 105 households in line for 100 homes.
In the North, the pressure is less than 100 points everywhere, except in the municipalities of Groningen and Tynaarlo. The housing pressure in Groningen stands currently at 122 points. This puts the province in 10th place. However the demand for flats and apartments in the region is at record levels.
Groningen is not the only province where demand for housing is high. In the Randstad, East Brabant and the Veluwe regions, the pressure in many municipalities exceeds 100 points. The pressure is by far the greatest on the Amsterdam housing market and in Amstelveen.
In addition to the housing pressure, Atlas Research also examined housing attractiveness. Groningen ranks 23rd on that indicator, below Oss and above Tilburg.