Housing fund


Housing fund - Dwellings, Useful floor space
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

Population and Housing Fund Statistics

Contact name

Kameliya Blagoeva

 

Contact person function

Chief expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 205

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified14 March 2018
Metadata last posted14 March 2018
Metadata last update14 March 2018
Statistical presentation
Data description

Dwellings by number of the rooms, type of settlement (town, village), useful floor space by type of settlement (town, village).

Classification system

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS);

· Unified Classification of the Administrative-Territorial and Territorial Units in Bulgaria (UCATTU).

Sector coverage

The survey covers all residential buildings and dwellings in the country.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Residential buildings are the buildings which by initial building or after reconstruction are suitable for living by one or several households. In the coverage of the survey are included inhabited and uninhabited residential buildings, cook-houses (as separate buildings), hostels, boarding-houses, cloisters and the homes for eldery people in which live joint households.

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 steel-concrete 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.

The dwelling is separate and independent in the terms of construction place, which by initial building or after reconstruction is suitable for living, has one or several rooms (housing or service) and has one or several separate exits to a generally accessible part (stairs, yard or straight to the street), irrespective of whether a kitchen has been built.

A dwelling is also every single dwelling (a room), which is not connected with other rooms, has a separate exit to a generally accessible part (stairs, yard or straight to the street), and is used as a kitchen and a place for living or only for living.

The number of dwellings includes inhabited and uninhabited dwellings suitable for living: hostels, boarding-houses, cloisters and the homes for eldery people in which live joint households: cook-houses when they are separate buildings, dwellings in nonresidential buildings (administrative, farm buildings and others such as schools, hospitals, hotels and barracks) in which constantly live households.

A dwelling which is situated on two or three floors in one residential building where live one household is counted as one dwelling. However, each floor is counted as a separate dwelling if separate household lives on each floor.

The rooms in the hotel type constructions (hall system) in which live separate households are counted as separate dwellings. All rooms and services in the buildings in which are accommodated people from the joint household (boarding-houses, specialized homes, cloisters, prisons, etc) form one dwelling place.

The halls with direct lightening without the vestibules, the kitchens and the rooms with area less than 4 square metres are counted as rooms by arranging the dwellings in groups according to the number of rooms.

If there are two kitchens or a cook-house in the dwelling the second kitchen or the cook-house is counted to the number of rooms.

Living floor space is the floor area of living-rooms, bedrooms, recesses for sleeping, dining-rooms, the rooms for day-stay, cabinets and libraries of scientists, drawing-rooms and the space of the kitchens with over than 4 square meters floor space. Until the end of 2018 the kitchen area was presented separately.

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, corridors, bathrooms, toilets, larders, hanging closets, other service rooms such as drying-rooms, laundries or balconies not depending on their area.

The useful area of the dwelling is sum of the living-floor-space and service floor space. Until the end of 2018 the useful area is sum of living-floor space, kitchen area and service floor space.

The living-floor-space per capita is calculated on the base of the number of the population at the end of the year.

The data about the residential buildings and the dwellings in them are presented according to the administrative division of Bulgaria as of 31.12. of the reference year.

Statistical unit

The object of the survey are the residential buildings and the dwellings in residential buildings in the country.

Statistical population

The statistical survey on Housing fund is exhaustive - the residential buildings and the dwellings in residential buildings in the country.

Reference area

The Republic of Bulgaria's territory.

Time coverage

2004-2017

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number, Square meter.

Reference period

Year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

Not applicable.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
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.

Release policy
Release calendar

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 Housing fund is published on the NSI website annually, five months after the reference period.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

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

Annually

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Regions, districts and municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on Dwellings and Useful floor space are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Housing fund: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5788

Micro-data access

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.

Other

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_2_Methodology_EN.pdf

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Not applicable.

User satisfaction

Satisfaction survey among the users is not conducted.

Completeness

High level of completeness in accordance with the methodology.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Statistical data on housing fund is published annually, five months after the reference period.

Punctuality

Data are disseminated according to the ARC timelines.

Coherence and comparability

Comparability - geographical

Data are prepared at national level.

Comparability - over time

Data are comparable.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Data source on the housing fund is the Census of housing fund as of 1st February 2011 and statistical form "Residential building?s Questionnaire? for data collection on new completed and destroyed residential building and dwellings during the reference year.

Frequency of data collection

Annually

Data collection

The Balance of the housing fund data are obtained on the basis of results from the Census of housing fund as of 1st February 2011 and accumulation of the number of new constructed dwellings and deduction of the number of destroyed dwellings during the reference year.

Data validation

Not applicable.

Data compilation

The data processing is centralized at the national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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