Useful floor space


Time series: HFund_2.2-EN.xls

USEFUL FLOOR SPACE IN DWELLINGS AS OF 31.12.2018
(Sq. m)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Useful floor space
Total Of which:
living floor space service floor space
In towns In villages In towns In villages In towns In villages
Total 195 107 052 94 987 010 146 611 756 73 159 041 29 299 260 13 802 889
North and South-East Bulgaria 98 813 296 54 353 174 73 854 800 41 686 934 15 234 296 7 996 202
North-West region 20 188 044 16 845 088 14 932 651 12 840 371 2 873 488 2 319 047
Vidin 2 555 633 2 583 405 1 915 393 2 028 324 352 708 367 553
Vratsa 4 038 996 3 653 400 2 994 464 2 839 021 571 826 502 792
Lovech 3 468 477 3 161 019 2 614 994 2 439 614 479 439 436 934
Montana 3 599 755 3 142 044 2 644 822 2 311 113 504 759 427 182
Pleven 6 525 183 4 305 220 4 762 978 3 222 299 964 756 584 586
North Central region 20 575 351 13 300 765 15 311 475 10 001 595 3 224 799 2 058 161
Veliko Tarnovo 6 521 805 4 414 194 4 913 630 3 266 512 1 004 811 691 014
Gabrovo 3 866 409 1 856 478 2 851 759 1 378 004 633 875 298 249
Razgrad 2 144 817 2 230 866 1 596 767 1 708 083 333 620 337 305
Ruse 6 085 661 2 563 314 4 490 648 1 923 036 952 722 401 300
Silistra 1 956 659 2 235 913 1 458 671 1 725 960 299 771 330 293
North-East region 26 749 983 10 887 712 20 121 658 8 411 064 4 367 126 1 656 999
Varna 15 508 735 3 435 403 11 624 559 2 712 342 2 661 371 519 463
Dobrich 4 799 480 2 814 702 3 655 608 2 216 040 707 716 391 878
Targovishte 2 517 676 2 197 568 1 889 773 1 659 960 391 687 343 271
Shumen 3 924 092 2 440 039 2 951 718 1 822 722 606 352 402 387
South-East region 31 299 918 13 319 609 23 489 016 10 433 904 4 768 883 1 961 995
Burgas 15 578 689 4 704 615 11 524 496 3 643 218 2 476 002 682 707
Sliven 4 385 359 2 388 360 3 359 696 1 875 630 647 861 364 159
Stara Zagora 8 308 023 4 321 371 6 338 813 3 378 210 1 191 272 639 520
Yambol 3 027 847 1 905 263 2 266 011 1 536 846 453 748 275 609
South-West and South Central Bulgaria 96 293 756 40 633 836 72 756 956 31 472 107 14 064 964 5 806 687
South-West region 61 392 528 20 015 537 45 940 112 15 375 958 9 091 675 2 658 501
Blagoevgrad 6 731 273 4 432 161 5 138 594 3 423 901 822 985 570 298
Kyustendil 3 509 504 2 775 146 2 658 908 2 156 788 451 442 361 227
Pernik 3 597 172 2 865 186 2 647 509 2 190 679 506 035 391 299
Sofia 5 293 146 6 952 398 3 916 697 5 301 649 745 389 935 073
Sofia cap. 42 261 433 2 990 646 31 578 404 2 302 941 6 565 824 400 604
South Central region 34 901 228 20 618 299 26 816 844 16 096 149 4 973 289 3 148 186
Kardzhali 2 492 838 3 923 722 1 865 360 3 138 045 387 394 629 773
Pazardzhik 6 058 477 3 597 104 4 661 224 2 759 159 841 361 532 260
Plovdiv 17 437 774 7 353 645 13 468 040 5 788 307 2 506 086 1 073 455
Smolyan 2 594 759 2 610 544 1 959 824 1 962 542 366 492 423 403
Haskovo 6 317 380 3 133 284 4 862 396 2 448 096 871 956 489 295
07.06.2019
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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