Who rents homes in Poland? Cushman & Wakefield presents survey findings

Cushman & Wakefield’s survey carried out by SW Research on a representative sample of the inhabitants of Poland’s largest cities has clearly revealed that the home rental market is far larger and more active than official figures would suggest. Who are the tenants in Poland?

The survey of a representative sample of the inhabitants of Poland’s six largest cities shows that 18% of the respondents are renting a flat or a house (567 out of 3,078).

Who are the tenants?

The age distribution of survey respondents reflecting both current and potential tenants in Poland shows that homes are leased primarily by young adults and young professionals (over 56% of current tenants and 49% of potential future tenants are under 34 years old).

Childless couples account for 37% of the renting respondents, followed by couples with children and singles at 21% each. Renters with flatmates make up 13%, with the remaining 8% being single parents with one child or more.

The survey questionnaire was prepared on the basis of issues raised by residential market experts of Cushman & Wakefield and the survey was carried out using the CAWI method (Computer-Assisted Web Interview) on the users of the online SW Panel between 19-24 March 2021 and 9-20 April 2021. The sample included 3,078 Polish citizens aged 18+ in six cities (Warsaw, Krakow, Poznań, Łódź, Tricity, and Wrocław). Detailed questions were asked to 1,031 respondents who were renting or planning to rent a home; the demographic profile of the sample is in line with that of renters in large cities.


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Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by Karolina Ampulska