|Residential buildings and dwellings destroyed - number||Useful floor space - sq.m|
|Buildings||Dwellings||living floor space, incl. kitchens over 4 sq.m1||accessory floor space|
|І Quarter||135||162||10 502||8 643||1 859|
|ІІ Quarter||128||161||8 538||7 072||1 466|
|1 From 01.01.2019 the space of the kitchens over 4 sq. m is included in the living floor space|
Residential buildings, dwellings and useful floor space of the dwellings destroyed
National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Statistics on population and housing fund"
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 205
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||14 March 2018|
|Metadata last posted||14 March 2018|
|Metadata last update||14 March 2018|
Newly built dwellings by number of rooms and by type of settlement, newly built residential buildings by structure of buildings and by type of settlement, useful floor space of the newly built dwellings and by type of settlement, residential buildings, dwellings and useful floor space of the dwellings destroyed.
· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);
· Unified Classification of the Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units in Bulgaria (UCATTU).
The survey covers all newly built and destroyed residential buildings and the dwellings in residential buildings.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
Steel-concrete buildings are those of which the carrier and the floor constructions are built of steel-concrete and the walls are made of panels, brick masonry or other materials.
Solid structures are those of which the carrier walls are of brick and stone masonry and the belts, the beams and the floor construction are made of steel-concrete but have no steelconcrete columns. The buildings of which the floor elements are precast reinforced concrete units also refers to the solid structures.
In the group of "other buildings" are included the structures that are built of stones, sun-dried brick, wood and other materials.
Living floor space is the floor area of living-rooms, bedrooms, recesses for sleeping, diningrooms, the rooms for day-stay, cabinets and libraries of scientists, drawing-rooms.
Service floor space is the floor area of the rooms and kitchens with less than 4 square meters floor area, vestibules with a portal or an other screen, bathrooms, toilets, larders, hanging closets, other service rooms (drying-rooms, laundries or balconies) not depending on their area.
Kitchen area includes kitchens with over than 4 square meters floor area.
The useful area of the dwelling is sum of the living-floor space, service floor space and the area of the kitchens.
The object of the survey are newly built and destroyed residential buildings and the dwellings in residential buildings.
The statistical survey is exhaustive - the newly built and destroyed residential buildings and the dwellings in residential buildings.
The Republic of Bulgaria's territory.
2004-2007 annual data, since 2008 - quarterly and annual data.
|Unit of measure|
Number, Square meter
|Legal acts and other agreements|
|Confidentiality - policy|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|Confidentiality - data treatment|
Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.
Statistical information is published according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute. Data for Short-term statistics on residential buildings is published on the NSI website quarterly, forty days after the reference period.
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Data is published on the NSI website, section Housing fund in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
· Statistical Yearbook;
· Statistical Reference Book;
· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Data on Short-term statistics on residential buildings are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Housing fund: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5778
Anonymised individual data can be provide for scientific and research purposes, and for individual request according to the Rules for the provision of anonymised individual data for scientific and research purposes.
Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.
|Documentation on methodology|
Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/HFund_1_Methodology_EN.pdf
Satisfaction survey among the users is not conducted.
High level of completeness in accordance with the methodology.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
Data for Short-term statistics on residential buildings is published quarterly, forty days after the reference period.
Data are disseminated according to the ARC timelines.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
Data are prepared on national level.
|Comparability - over time|
Data are comparable.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
The final data replaced the preliminary data four months after the reference year.
|Data revision - practice|
The final data replaced the preliminary data four months after the reference year, according to the ARC timelines.
The information on newly built and destroyed residential buildings is obtained quarterly through the regular reports of all municipal administrations in the country.
|Frequency of data collection|
The statistical survey on newly built and destroyed residential buildings is exhaustive. The main sources of information is quarterly electronic statistical forms ?Card for residential building?.
The data processing is centralized at the national level.
Thursday, 3 December 2009 - 11:00
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, in the third quarter of 2009 the newly built residential buildings were 685 and marked an insignificant increase of 0.9% compared to the second quarter of 2009. The number of the new dwellings in them decreased by 674 compared to the previous quarter of 2009 and reached a number of 5 214.
Thursday, 3 September 2009 - 11:00
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, in the second quarter of 2009 the newly built residential buildings were 679 and marked an increase of 24.1% compared to the first quarter of 2009. The number of the new dwellings in them increased by 51.1% compared to the first quarter of 2009 and reached 5 888.
Friday, 3 July 2009 - 11:00
In 2008 the housing fund in Bulgaria consisted of 2 134 thousand residential buildings and increased by 0.1% in comparison with 2007. Total in the country were registered 3 767 thousand dwellings, 63.5% of them were located in the towns and 36.5% in the villages.
Wednesday, 3 June 2009 - 11:00
According to the preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute, in the first quarter of 2009 the newly built residential buildings were 547 and marked a decrease of 10.6% compared to the first quarter of 2008. The number of the new dwellings in them decreased by 12.9% compared to the first quarter of 2008 and reached 3 897.
Friday, 15 May 2009 - 11:00
According to the final data of the National Statistical Institute, in 2008 the newly built buildings were 2 926 which is of 8.5 % more than 2008 and the number of the new dwellings in them increased by 10.9% and reached 20 924.