Useful floor space


Time series: HFund_2.2-EN.xls

USEFUL FLOOR SPACE IN DWELLINGS AS OF 31.12.2017
(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 194 561 215 94 823 899 146 261 584 73 054 512 29 142 708 13 758 977
North and South-East Bulgaria 98 460 541 54 282 246 73 626 106 41 643 824 15 133 116 7 974 577
North-West region 20 167 228 16 842 448 14 920 194 12 838 947 2 867 483 2 318 096
Vidin 2 555 314 2 583 510 1 915 205 2 028 487 352 595 367 469
Vratsa 4 033 646 3 653 471 2 991 055 2 839 099 570 533 502 781
Lovech 3 465 111 3 159 210 2 612 777 2 438 422 478 638 436 505
Montana 3 595 465 3 141 578 2 642 884 2 310 870 502 895 427 007
Pleven 6 517 692 4 304 679 4 758 273 3 222 069 962 822 584 334
North Central region 20 546 490 13 285 350 15 294 661 9 992 929 3 215 343 2 052 861
Veliko Tarnovo 6 513 560 4 405 265 4 908 138 3 261 219 1 002 874 688 322
Gabrovo 3 863 152 1 853 729 2 849 672 1 376 387 632 974 297 342
Razgrad 2 142 935 2 230 003 1 595 817 1 707 755 332 889 336 819
Ruse 6 070 409 2 560 416 4 482 488 1 921 299 946 900 400 369
Silistra 1 956 434 2 235 937 1 458 546 1 726 269 299 706 330 009
North-East region 26 583 507 10 865 941 20 011 595 8 397 695 4 318 076 1 650 035
Varna 15 365 062 3 425 917 11 528 008 2 706 392 2 620 108 516 644
Dobrich 4 786 533 2 803 197 3 647 089 2 209 018 704 703 388 147
Targovishte 2 511 409 2 197 072 1 887 024 1 659 720 388 040 343 017
Shumen 3 920 503 2 439 755 2 949 474 1 822 565 605 225 402 227
South-East region 31 163 316 13 288 507 23 399 656 10 414 253 4 732 214 1 953 585
Burgas 15 474 925 4 684 055 11 460 025 3 631 289 2 444 737 676 353
Sliven 4 377 162 2 384 146 3 354 563 1 872 968 645 461 362 933
Stara Zagora 8 287 516 4 317 257 6 321 841 3 374 624 1 189 278 639 207
Yambol 3 023 713 1 903 049 2 263 227 1 535 372 452 738 275 092
South-West and South Central Bulgaria 96 100 674 40 541 653 72 635 478 31 410 688 14 009 592 5 784 400
South-West region 61 350 701 19 985 831 45 911 964 15 357 059 9 079 588 2 650 989
Blagoevgrad 6 730 655 4 431 002 5 138 218 3 423 274 822 850 570 006
Kyustendil 3 506 001 2 772 438 2 656 364 2 154 686 450 837 360 935
Pernik 3 592 434 2 857 382 2 645 773 2 185 765 503 574 389 514
Sofia 5 280 607 6 937 648 3 908 737 5 292 770 741 954 930 771
Sofia cap. 42 241 004 2 987 361 31 562 872 2 300 564 6 560 373 399 763
South Central region 34 749 973 20 555 822 26 723 514 16 053 629 4 930 004 3 133 411
Kardzhali 2 443 341 3 918 428 1 838 326 3 134 751 371 270 628 509
Pazardzhik 6 038 041 3 590 793 4 649 354 2 755 575 835 069 530 166
Plovdiv 17 370 691 7 305 436 13 422 938 5 754 124 2 488 777 1 062 933
Smolyan 2 594 062 2 609 639 1 959 441 1 962 011 366 156 423 178
Haskovo 6 303 838 3 131 526 4 853 455 2 447 168 868 732 488 625
08.06.2018
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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Pages

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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2016
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2011 - 2015 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2015
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 83rd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2010 - 2014 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

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