Insights into Housing and Living Conditions in Kuwait.

According to the Modon Group, the number of private and investment housing facilities has increased to more than 173,500 facilities as of the end of 2022. They are inhabited by about 4.74 million citizens and expatriates. The number of these facilities represents about 81 percent of the total number of facilities in Kuwait, which is estimated at about 215 thousand, reports Al-Rai daily.

The report was issued by the group based on the data of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI).

It revealed that the number of investment housing establishments (residential buildings) has increased to about 12,500 buildings that include about 400,000 apartments, with an average of 32 apartments in each building, inhabited by at least two million expatriates, representing about two-thirds of the expatriate population, taking into account the majority of domestic workers who live with Kuwaiti families in private housing, in addition to the presence of a number of non-Kuwaiti families in private housing facilities, and a number of non-Kuwaiti workers in farms and some other production facilities.

The report indicated an increase in the density of investment housing facilities, with an average of 154 individuals per building and six individuals per apartment, taking into account that there are about 70,000 vacant apartments, i.e. 330,000 static apartments, and the high densities in collective housing facilities for security personnel and company workers.

While private housing facilities were distributed among the six governorates of Kuwait in close proportions, investment housing facilities, which are mostly inhabited by non-Kuwaitis, witnessed a relative concentration in a limited number of governorates. Hawally ranked first with a share of 43 percent, followed by Ahmadi in second place with a share 25 percent, then Farwaniya in third place with a share of 21 percent, and a total share of 89 percent for all the three governorates.

Accordingly, the three governorates of Hawally, Ahmadi and Farwaniya acquired an estimated share of 74 percent of the total non-Kuwaiti population in Kuwait.

Source- Arab Times.

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