Campsites. Occupancy rate. By tourism brands and categories

Campsites. Occupancy rate. By tourism brands and categories Catalonia.
Occupancy rate per plot By tourism brands Barcelona Catalunya Central Costa Brava Costa Daurada Costa de Garraf Costa Barcelona-Maresme Costa Barcelona Paisatges Barcelona Pirineus Terres de Lleida Terres de l'Ebre Val d'Aran By categories Luxury and first Second Third
Q4/2018 34.3 z z 26.4 33.0 z z 35.2 39.5 43.7 .. 20.9 .. 28.4 36.4 45.6
Q3/2018 54.4 z z 53.1 61.2 z z 56.6 44.1 46.6 .. 51.7 27.3 55.8 53.4 53.0
Q2/2018 37.4 z z 30.7 42.7 z z 48.2 35.4 36.6 48.2 34.2 .. 35.4 38.6 40.3
Q1/2018 34.6 z z 27.4 36.6 z z 31.8 33.5 44.8 .. 21.9 .. 28.6 36.8 45.3
Q4/2017 34.8 z z 26.6 32.4 z z 37.1 37.2 43.1 .. 27.0 .. 27.4 38.1 45.5
Q3/2017 55.2 z z 55.0 60.9 z z 57.5 43.3 45.7 .. 53.1 26.2 56.3 55.0 51.5
Q2/2017 38.1 z z 31.6 43.4 z z 48.3 34.6 38.3 .. 34.7 .. 35.2 39.5 44.7
Q1/2017 31.6 z z 23.5 32.0 z z 28.1 33.4 43.6 .. 14.7 .. 25.2 32.9 46.4
Q4/2016 34.2 z z 27.9 32.0 z z 34.1 35.4 42.8 .. 20.7 .. 28.1 36.0 44.2
Q3/2016 53.7 z z 53.6 59.7 z z 54.4 43.6 45.3 63.4 51.3 22.4 55.2 52.9 50.9
Q2/2016 36.2 z z 30.5 39.2 z z 45.2 35.1 38.9 52.2 32.7 .. 33.2 38.0 41.5
Q1/2016 32.8 z z 24.2 30.8 z z 33.4 (b) 36.7 (b) 45.1 .. 19.9 .. 28.0 35.2 38.9
Q4/2015 33.3 z z 26.4 29.9 z z 32.2 36.4 45.4 .. 18.2 .. 28.1 35.4 41.1
Q3/2015 52.9 z z 54.0 56.4 z z 54.6 40.3 44.8 56.4 49.9 20.3 56.5 50.7 47.6
Q2/2015 37.0 z z 31.6 40.5 z z 45.3 36.7 38.4 .. 35.2 .. 35.6 37.5 40.7
Q1/2015 31.1 z z 19.9 26.6 z z 27.9 (b) 36.1 47.7 .. .. .. 25.2 34.6 36.1
Q4/2014 32.4 z 45.8 22.9 26.1 z z 33.8 z 47.2 .. 18.5 .. 25.5 36.5 39.3
Q3/2014 50.6 z 41.5 51.7 52.1 z z 54.6 z 45.0 49.5 46.0 15.0 53.1 49.0 46.6
Q2/2014 33.9 z 42.8 29.0 33.1 z z 45.6 z 37.2 50.7 35.0 .. 30.9 36.1 37.2
Q1/2014 31.0 z 46.7 21.4 27.3 z z 26.0 z 46.4 .. 16.3 .. 24.9 32.3 44.4
Q4/2013 30.7 z 44.2 22.5 28.5 z z 24.6 z 45.6 .. 15.6 .. 23.1 33.7 48.7
Q3/2013 48.3 z 44.2 48.7 47.7 z z 53.2 z 45.7 54.8 48.1 13.4 48.6 48.0 48.7
Q2/2013 31.9 z 41.3 25.6 33.2 z z 42.7 z 37.7 .. 32.2 .. 28.5 33.4 41.1
Q1/2013 29.8 z 48.6 20.9 28.1 z z 22.8 z 45.9 .. 23.1 .. 20.9 33.8 47.4
Q4/2012 33.0 z 47.8 26.9 29.5 z z 26.2 z 45.1 .. 16.8 .. 25.6 35.1 49.6
Q3/2012 48.3 z 47.2 48.1 49.0 z z 54.4 z 44.6 62.6 42.3 18.3 48.8 46.2 54.0
Q2/2012 32.1 z 54.9 25.1 34.3 z z 41.8 z 37.9 62.5 29.7 .. 29.0 33.2 41.0
Q1/2012 33.5 z 52.0 26.7 27.4 z z 28.7 z 46.6 .. 17.1 .. 26.7 35.2 47.4
Q4/2011 37.5 z 58.8 30.5 30.7 31.6 54.3 z z 47.7 .. 16.9 .. 29.2 40.2 55.7
Q3/2011 49.3 z 55.7 46.6 53.3 44.2 64.4 z z 45.4 61.0 44.3 16.9 48.6 49.2 53.2
Q2/2011 32.8 z 46.1 25.4 34.8 33.9 52.9 z z 40.7 57.5 29.1 .. 28.3 34.6 46.8
Q1/2011 31.6 z 61.0 18.5 29.2 21.2 26.2 z z 48.2 .. 15.9 .. 25.0 34.0 46.1
Q4/2010 33.8 z 56.3 21.7 32.8 35.9 31.1 z z 46.6 .. 16.2 .. 27.9 37.1 46.8
Q3/2010 47.9 z 53.9 46.1 48.0 55.8 61.5 z z 45.3 60.4 41.4 17.2 48.5 46.8 50.7
Q2/2010 30.9 z 42.9 23.3 34.2 35.9 51.0 z z 37.3 48.2 27.0 .. 26.7 33.1 42.2
Q1/2010 31.9 z 43.9 16.0 34.6 30.0 29.3 z z 44.1 .. 15.3 .. 25.6 36.5 40.7
Q4/2009 35.8 z 52.1 22.5 37.3 40.5 36.8 z z 45.7 .. 7.4 .. 30.4 39.7 43.5
Q3/2009 49.3 z 53.8 47.0 48.7 59.0 66.0 z z 47.0 62.4 43.3 18.3 49.2 49.4 49.3
Q2/2009 32.0 z 40.2 24.0 34.0 51.8 51.2 z z 37.1 64.2 29.7 .. 28.8 33.6 41.0
Q1/2009 36.0 z 45.4 15.9 31.5 55.2 40.6 z z 48.4 .. 18.8 .. 31.8 38.9 41.1
Q4/2008 38.2 z 49.0 18.4 42.5 47.5 40.4 z z 51.0 .. 17.5 .. 32.0 43.5 43.5
Q3/2008 51.2 z 58.2 49.5 49.1 68.9 67.1 z z 48.8 57.3 40.8 16.1 50.9 51.3 52.7
Q2/2008 32.3 z 38.9 23.8 32.9 55.6 55.7 z z 39.7 52.1 23.3 .. 26.3 35.5 44.5
Q1/2008 38.0 z 55.9 20.4 30.7 61.2 39.3 z z 52.3 .. 18.0 .. 30.6 42.3 45.5
Q4/2007 40.0 z 49.6 22.0 41.5 64.6 35.9 z z 48.6 .. 16.6 .. 34.9 43.6 44.0
Q3/2007 49.9 z 53.3 47.2 47.5 71.4 67.0 z z 49.5 60.6 38.4 21.4 47.8 51.2 53.5
Q2/2007 34.2 z 47.3 26.3 35.8 50.8 55.4 z z 41.3 58.6 21.6 .. 27.9 37.6 47.7
Q1/2007 39.0 z 49.9 17.0 36.1 56.8 28.1 z z 55.1 .. 14.1 .. 32.5 42.2 50.0
Units: Percentage.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Tourism Campsite Occupancy Survey.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: February 1, 2019. Next update: May 8, 2019 Calendari

Methodological note

The Campsite Occupancy Survey (until 1998 called the Survey of Movements by Travellers in Campsites) of the INE is one of the statistical sources for measuring tourism activity. Its main objective is to understand the behaviour of a series of variables that describe the fundamental characteristics of this type of accommodation in these tourism sectors: travellers, overnight stays and occupancy rate per plot.

The survey is aimed at campsites registered in the Tourism General Direction register, the one that can be consulted in the lists of tourism establishments published by the Ministry of Business and Knowledge.

Campsites are understood to means establishments that by charging a price, provide a temporary accommodation service in duly delimited public spaces, used for the grouped coexistence of people in the open air, using tents, caravans, camper vans and other mobile homes or in chalets. They are classified into four categories: luxury and first, second or third class, depending on the size of the camping units, the existing facilities, the services offered and the staff available.

Traveller means any person who stays for one or more consecutive nights in the same campsite. The survey classifies travellers by their country of residence which makes it possible to distinguish between domestic tourism (people resident in Spain) and foreign tourism (people resident outside Spain). In the case of people resident in Spain, information is requested about the autonomous community they are from.

An overnight stay or occupied vacancy is each night that a traveller stays in these types of establishment.

The occupancy rate per plot is the percentage relationship between total plots occupied in the period and those available on the campsite in the same period, multiplied by the days in the reference month.

On the basis of INE data, Idescat expands on the quarterly results for Catalonia according to the category of the establishments and tourism brands of destination.

Until year 2003, Terres de l'Ebre tourism brand was included in Costa Daurada and Val d'Aran formed part of the Pirineus. At the end 2011, the Catalan Tourism Agency approved the creation of a new tourism brand called Costa Barcelona. This brand includes the territory of the former Costa del Garraf and Costa de Barcelona-Maresme.

In 2015, two changes were made to the tourism brands, approved by the Catalan Tourist Board. The first change is that the counties El Vallès Oriental and El Vallès Occidental, which used to be a part of the Catalunya Central brand, as of 2015 will come under the Costa Barcelona brand. The second change is to the name of the brand: Catalunya Central will now be known as Paisatges de Barcelona.

On the occasion of the creation of El Moianès county, the municipalities of Castellcir, Castellterçol, Granera and Sant Quirze Safaja (which were part of the Costa Barcelona brand), from the first term of 2016 they become part of Paisatges de Barcelona brand.

Thus Catalonia is divided into 9 tourism brands:

  • Barcelona: Barcelonès
  • Costa Brava: Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany and Selva
  • Costa Daurada: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat and Tarragonès
  • Costa Barcelona: Alt Penedès, Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Maresme, Vallès Occidental and Vallès Oriental
  • Paisatges Barcelona: Anoia, Bages, Moianès and Osona
  • Pirineus: Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Berguedà, Cerdanya, Garrotxa, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Ripollès and Solsonès
  • Terres de Lleida: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià and Urgell
  • Terres de l'Ebre: Baix Ebre, Montsià, Ribera d'Ebre and Terra Alta
  • Val d'Aran: Aran

Until 2011, the territorial disaggregation by tourism brands was calculated using special estimators for small areas. This methodology does not guarantee that the total amount is exactly the same as the result for the whole of Catalonia using the traditional estimator. However, the discrepancies are of little significance.

Given the limited implantation of this type of tourism in some brands of Catalonia, the year-over-year variation rates can be considerably volatile.

Quarterly data are provisional.

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