Central Bohemia and Prague lead in new flats

Some resort towns also had high numbers of new apartments

The highest amount of new flats per inhabitant were built in the Central Bohemia region between 2010 and 2015, according to the Czech Statistical Office. Some 4.4 flats were built annually for each 1,000 inhabitants.

Prague was in second place with 3.7 flats per 1,000 inhabitants, followed by South Moravia with 3.2 flats per 1,000 inhabitants. These three regions account for 36 percent of the Czech population, but had 50 percent of the new flats. The national annual average was 2.7 flats per 1,000 people.

The Ústí nad Labem region had the lowest number, 1.2 people per 1,000 inhabitants. That region has been in last place since 1990.

Some municipalities drove the results in the Central Bohemia region. The populations of Nupaky, Nová Ves, Herink and Zlatá in Prague East doubled between 2010 and 2015. These towns had more than 40 new apartments per 1,000 inhabitants.

Resort and recreation areas also saw a lot if activity in new flats. The most active municipality was Říčky in the Orlické hory mountains, which had 92 dwellings per 1,000 inhabitants. Ostružná in the Hrubý Jeseník mountains and Kvilda in the Šumava mountains also had high rates.

In terms of raw numbers, the most flats were built in Prague, which had new 27,558 flats between 2010 and '15. Brno in the same period saw 7,245 new flats, followed by Ostrava with 2,531, Plzeň with 2,478 and České Budějovice with 2,011.

No new flats were completed in 575 municipalities, which represents 9 percent of the Czech Republic's 6,253 municipalities. These included 18 municipalities with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants.

Nationwide, flats in family houses accounted for 58 percent of new flats, while flats in residential buildings were at about one-quarter. Prague was an exception, with residential buildings accounting for three-quarters of new flats and family houses just 12 percent.

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