The number of Saudi families rose to 3.59 million by the middle of 2018, according to statistics published by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat).

GaStat’s bulletin on housing also showed that the number of houses owned and occupied by Saudi families increased by 3.43 percent by the middle of 2018, compared with the previous year.

The number of homes rented by Saudi families declined to 36.63 percent by the middle of 2018 from 38 percent in 2017.