Attached town houses in Bispehaven
Attached town houses in Bispehaven
Coordinates: 56°10′03″N 10°09′18″E / 56.167457°N 10.154976°E / 56.167457; 10.154976
CountryKingdom of Denmark
Regions of DenmarkCentral Denmark Region
MunicipalityAarhus Municipality
Postal code

Bispehaven (English: The Bishop Garden) is a housing project and the largest department of the housing cooperative Østjysk Bolig in Aarhus, Denmark. The project is located in the western suburb of Hasle and mostly consists of concrete apartments, but with small two-story attached town houses, too. The buildings were thoroughly renovated in 2004–07.[1]

Bispehaven has c. 2,500 inhabitants, with a high percentage of 1st- and 2nd-generation immigrants (approximately 70%).[2] The area has been known as a so-called ghetto area, as one of many in western Aarhus (Aarhus V). The crime and the unemployment rate is high compared to other areas of Aarhus and in 2014 the district was placed on the official Danish ghetto list by authorities.[3] In 2014, Of the 2252 inhabitants, 46.5% were neither in employment nor education. The share of non-Western migrants was 67%. The share of inhabitants having a conviction for the Danish penal code, gun violations or drug offences was 2.89% and 47.7% had only primary education.[4]

As a government response to the urban decay, it was decided by the Aarhus City Council in 2018 that 3 buildings part of a public housing complex with 318 apartments were to be demolished. The inhabitants are now forced to move with new private properties for ownership and business to be built instead.[5]


  1. ^ Afd. 6 Bispehaven Østjysk Bolig (in Danish)
  2. ^ Erik Vohnsen and Kim Pauli (8 August 2008). "Taltrylleri i Bispehaven" (in Danish). Jyllands-posten. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Ny ghetto-liste er offentliggjort" (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  4. ^ "Ny ghetto-liste er offentliggjort" (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  5. ^ "1000 familier i Aarhus skal flytte på grund af ghettoplan". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-07-14.

Sources and external links

  • Bispehaven i Aarhus V Det Boligsociale Fællessekretariat (in Danish)
  • Marwan Official homepage

External links

Coordinates: 56°10′01″N 10°09′18″E / 56.167°N 10.155°E / 56.167; 10.155

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