Home ownership as a percentage of all dwellings reached 78.7 % in 2016 in Iceland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.16 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, home ownership as a percentage of all dwellings in Iceland reached an all time high of 86.4 % in 2007 and an all time low of 70.3 % in 1960. When compared to Iceland's main peers, home ownership as a percentage of all dwellings in Denmark amounted to 49.5 %, 82.7 % in Norway, 62.0 % in Sweden and 63.4 % in United Kingdom in 2016.
Iceland has been ranked 12th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of home ownership as a percentage of all dwellings, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Home ownership shows the share of the population (or dwellings, depending on the source of information) which lives in a dwelling they own or have taken a mortgage for.