Useful floor space


Time series: HFund_2.2-EN.xls

USEFUL FLOOR SPACE IN DWELLINGS AS OF 31.12.2019
(Sq. m)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Useful floor space
Total living floor space 1 service floor space
In towns In villages In towns In villages In towns In villages
Total 195 999 682 95 166 854 166 449 378 81 314 996 29 550 304 13 851 858
North and South-East Bulgaria 99 316 851 54 417 316 83 922 132 46 401 861 15 394 719 8 015 455
North-West region 20 208 352 16 850 922 17 329 433 14 530 130 2 878 919 2 320 792
Vidin 2 556 985 2 583 405 2 203 912 2 215 852 353 073 367 553
Vratsa 4 039 399 3 653 953 3 467 387 3 150 849 572 012 503 104
Lovech 3 472 297 3 165 017 2 991 497 2 727 097 480 800 437 920
Montana 3 603 015 3 142 075 3 097 172 2 714 848 505 843 427 227
Pleven 6 536 656 4 306 472 5 569 465 3 721 484 967 191 584 988
North Central region 20 629 582 13 313 827 17 384 179 11 250 878 3 245 403 2 062 949
Veliko Tarnovo 6 532 260 4 417 609 5 525 112 3 725 654 1 007 148 691 955
Gabrovo 3 878 542 1 859 887 3 239 778 1 560 285 638 764 299 602
Razgrad 2 150 019 2 231 769 1 814 555 1 894 123 335 464 337 646
Ruse 6 109 338 2 566 475 5 146 341 2 163 952 962 997 402 523
Silistra 1 959 423 2 238 087 1 658 393 1 906 864 301 030 331 223
North-East region 26 971 040 10 909 475 22 528 306 9 245 993 4 442 734 1 663 482
Varna 15 692 148 3 448 093 12 969 958 2 924 850 2 722 190 523 243
Dobrich 4 817 679 2 820 492 4 104 078 2 427 279 713 601 393 213
Targovishte 2 532 482 2 198 912 2 133 530 1 854 998 398 952 343 914
Shumen 3 928 731 2 441 978 3 320 740 2 038 866 607 991 403 112
South-East region 31 507 877 13 343 092 26 680 214 11 374 860 4 827 663 1 968 232
Burgas 15 724 151 4 713 187 13 202 816 4 027 006 2 521 335 686 181
Sliven 4 400 766 2 392 312 3 748 352 2 026 859 652 414 365 453
Stara Zagora 8 346 381 4 330 857 7 148 199 3 690 226 1 198 182 640 631
Yambol 3 036 579 1 906 736 2 580 847 1 630 769 455 732 275 967
South-West and South Central Bulgaria 96 682 831 40 749 538 82 527 246 34 913 135 14 155 585 5 836 403
South-West region 61 592 249 20 073 805 52 459 917 17 399 724 9 132 332 2 674 081
Blagoevgrad 6 764 852 4 439 276 5 934 858 3 867 463 829 994 571 813
Kyustendil 3 513 277 2 777 047 3 060 719 2 415 339 452 558 361 708
Pernik 3 606 656 2 877 742 3 098 307 2 482 682 508 349 395 060
Sofia 5 313 154 6 975 717 4 561 373 6 033 347 751 781 942 370
Sofia cap. 42 394 310 3 004 023 35 804 660 2 600 893 6 589 650 403 130
South Central region 35 090 582 20 675 733 30 067 329 17 513 411 5 023 253 3 162 322
Kardzhali 2 540 565 3 930 260 2 146 860 3 299 347 393 705 630 913
Pazardzhik 6 083 205 3 604 590 5 231 685 3 069 137 851 520 535 453
Plovdiv 17 518 751 7 393 817 14 990 271 6 311 642 2 528 480 1 082 175
Smolyan 2 596 230 2 612 295 2 229 390 2 188 422 366 840 423 873
Haskovo 6 351 831 3 134 771 5 469 123 2 644 863 882 708 489 908

1 Living floor space includes the space of the kitchens over 4 sq. m
08.06.2020
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 certified10 June 2020
Metadata last posted09 May 2019
Metadata last update09 May 2019
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

2004-2019

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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