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Statistical Tables Regarding the Housing Conditions around 1900

The following Table gives data for the city of Nuernberg
(in English often spelled Nuremberg) :

Apartment Size Average Rent per Square Meter Number of Persons using one toilet
below 25 square meters M. 7,70 27
between 25 and 36 square meters M. 5,79 20
between 36 and 50 square meters M. 4,72 16
larger than 50 square meters M. 4,36 13

According to Gustav Schmoller, the percentage of one-room apartments in German cities in the 1880es was as follows : 

Frankfurt/Main 23%; Hamburg 28%; Berlin 49%; Dresden 55%; Breslau 62%; Chemnitz 70%. 

The report on Munchen on 1890 read as follows: Among 82818 apartments 485 did not have any room with heating, 27696 (= one third) only one room with heating, of which the greater number (80 %) was heated "because that heated room was not only living room and bedroom, but kitchen as well."

Finally another table by May shall show the percentage of apartments with zero, one, two heated rooms in German cities in 1905:

Number of Rooms with Heating Hamburg Berlin München Leipzig
0 0,55 1,15 0,73 0,03
1 20,54 49,34 26,44 24,84
2 30,90 29,89 32,22 38,46
Total 51,99 80,38 59,39 63,33



Lothar Schneider: Der Arbeiterhaushalt im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert (The Workers' Household in the 18th and 19th Century). Berlin (West), 1967, S. 138; S. 135; quoted after: Gudrun Dormann und Alexander Decker, Die deutsche Sozialdemokratie (The German Social Democracy), in: Materialien zum historisch-politischen Unterricht 1, (Materials for Historical-Political Instruction), ed. by H. Hoffacker. Stuttgart 1975/79, p. 37; listed on psm-data geschichte by permission
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