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Buildings. By number of floors. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Buildings with dwellings. By number of floors. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2011
Number of floors above ground
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 to 9 10 + Total
Alt Camp 5,025 7,253 2,554 445 112 64 20 34 6 15,513
Alt Empordà 15,015 24,630 8,071 2,182 602 246 93 87 40 50,966
Alt Penedès 6,005 14,302 5,057 1,098 484 243 50 38 9 27,286
Alt Urgell 1,141 3,519 1,937 395 202 52 20 9 1 7,276
Alta Ribagorça 78 462 489 211 42 16 1 0 0 1,299
Anoia 11,654 13,053 4,874 1,438 461 205 99 69 15 31,868
Bages 11,514 17,631 6,636 2,388 1,349 606 197 95 22 40,438
Baix Camp 10,702 17,214 5,519 1,829 1,207 583 280 173 135 37,642
Baix Ebre 8,056 10,474 4,321 1,175 487 119 32 24 6 24,694
Baix Empordà 9,703 27,437 9,722 1,750 579 142 79 72 50 49,534
Baix Llobregat 23,927 35,777 16,257 6,779 5,430 2,380 1,071 553 356 92,530
Baix Penedès 10,383 16,825 4,953 1,612 823 144 96 41 7 34,884
Barcelonès 12,325 19,633 12,270 10,526 14,462 12,358 8,362 8,920 4,564 103,420
Berguedà 1,180 5,092 3,779 1,391 340 60 21 17 2 11,882
Cerdanya 849 4,546 3,426 492 160 21 1 1 1 9,497
Conca de Barberà 1,474 5,335 2,867 368 29 2 0 1 0 10,076
Garraf 6,780 11,905 6,097 2,626 1,037 448 152 51 11 29,107
Garrigues 4,282 4,681 562 63 15 8 2 1 1 9,615
Garrotxa 3,594 8,844 3,095 696 219 82 15 11 1 16,557
Gironès 5,151 15,923 4,572 1,410 1,056 632 285 247 74 29,350
Maresme 14,713 40,169 15,257 3,969 2,357 1,362 434 369 126 78,756
Montsià 5,531 8,940 5,529 1,290 426 155 97 12 0 21,980
Noguera 5,937 6,034 1,200 250 211 105 38 40 7 13,822
Osona 7,270 20,688 7,619 1,572 738 271 60 53 15 38,286
Pallars Jussà 1,309 2,657 1,199 360 90 14 0 13 0 5,642
Pallars Sobirà 104 1,488 1,522 263 32 16 5 2 2 3,434
Pla d'Urgell 5,528 4,091 555 212 54 21 9 6 1 10,477
Pla de l'Estany 1,725 4,699 1,684 213 57 13 4 7 0 8,402
Priorat 1,162 2,999 2,015 62 9 1 0 0 0 6,248
Ribera d'Ebre 1,917 4,038 2,601 703 70 2 2 0 0 9,333
Ripollès 721 4,563 2,186 724 284 54 10 1 0 8,543
Segarra 2,157 4,029 1,028 127 33 8 12 11 2 7,407
Segrià 12,526 11,547 3,957 1,712 1,196 647 544 604 268 33,001
Selva 12,762 22,996 6,054 1,844 1,045 261 168 47 31 45,208
Solsonès 1,106 2,152 848 228 70 17 6 10 0 4,437
Tarragonès 6,848 17,840 6,680 2,329 1,508 954 493 362 181 37,195
Terra Alta 2,451 2,699 911 123 9 0 1 1 0 6,195
Urgell 4,173 5,457 1,149 384 141 38 14 22 4 11,382
Val d'Aran 496 1,667 1,471 167 74 28 15 4 2 3,924
Vallès Occidental 33,900 54,206 22,275 6,666 5,009 2,418 1,126 1,079 444 127,123
Vallès Oriental 17,727 43,302 12,174 2,386 1,201 868 257 244 75 78,234
Catalonia 288,901 530,797 204,972 64,458 43,710 25,664 14,171 13,331 6,459 1,192,463
Metropolità 102,592 193,087 78,233 30,326 28,459 19,386 11,250 11,165 5,565 480,063
Comarques Gironines 48,671 109,092 35,384 8,819 3,842 1,430 654 472 196 208,560
Camp de Tarragona 25,211 50,641 19,635 5,033 2,865 1,604 793 570 322 106,674
Terres de l'Ebre 17,955 26,151 13,362 3,291 992 276 132 37 6 62,202
Ponent 34,603 35,839 8,451 2,748 1,650 827 619 684 283 85,704
Comarques Centrals 21,070 45,563 18,882 5,579 2,497 954 284 175 39 95,043
Alt Pirineu i Aran 3,977 14,339 10,044 1,888 600 147 42 29 6 31,072
Penedès 34,822 56,085 20,981 6,774 2,805 1,040 397 199 42 123,145
Barcelona 147,097 275,574 112,155 40,832 32,868 21,219 11,829 11,488 5,639 658,701
Girona 48,821 111,789 38,341 9,247 3,992 1,451 655 473 196 214,965
Lleida 39,434 49,817 16,526 4,443 2,170 970 666 722 289 115,037
Tarragona 53,549 93,617 37,950 9,936 4,680 2,024 1,021 648 335 203,760
Source: Idescat, based on the Census of Buildings INE's.
Note: Law 23/2010, of July 22, on the creation of the area of Penedès, divides Catalonia into eight territorial planning areas. This change implies that the data for the Metropolitan Area, Central Counties and Camp de Tarragona are not directly comparable with previous years.

Last update: December 19, 2013.

Statistics CENSPH

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Building (Building census 2011)
Permanent construction, apart and independent, to be used as housing or for rural, industrial, service provision purposes or, in general, to perform any activity (administrative, comercial, industrial, cultural).
Dwelling (Building census 2011)
Enclosure structurally apart and independent which was constructed, reconstructed, transformed or adapted for residential purposes or it is the usual residence of somebody at the moment when de census is made. Enclosures that at the moment when the census is made are used for purposes other than residential buildings (for example, those which are used exclusively as establishments) are an exception.
Planta sobre rasant
Floor having the underlying pavement upper height determined by the sidewalk or the ground.

Methodological aspects

The Census of Buildings is the set of operations of collection, processing, evaluation and data analysis of existing buildings of a country with reference to a particular time or period. It is done every ten years to determine the number, geographic distribution and characteristics of the existing buildings on the reference date. In Spain, the Census of Buildings is a national operation, conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The Census of Buildings 2011 is a statistical operation that took place at the reference date of November 1, 2011 in conjunction with the Population and Housing Censuses 2011. It has been designed to collect comprehensive information of all the completed buildings that contain at least one dwelling, with enumeration of all properties located in them and determination of their basic characteristics.

The objectives of Census of Buildings are:

  • enumerate and geo-reference all buildings that contain at least one dwelling
  • determine the characteristics of buildings
  • enumerate all properties contained in each building
  • select the properties that will form part of the Population and Housing Survey
  • provide a georeferenced comprehensive directory of buildings that contain at least one dwelling and all its properties. Georeferencing allows the exact identification of buildings despite changes in the address and, consequently, their unambiguous identification.

The scope of the Census of Buildings 2011 comprises all the buildings (regardless of their primary use) that are completed and contain at least one dwelling, with enumeration of all properties located in them. That is, buildings containing no dwelling are not included. This is the main difference compared to previous censuses. The Census of Buildings 2011 is limited to buildings containing at least one dwelling, and provides no information on other buildings. In previous censuses only buildings used exclusively for agricultural or livestock were excluded. In this census are excluded, as well, buildings that contain no dwelling, regardless of use.

Buildings that after to be totally or partially demolished were reconstructed and were not topped out at the census date.

Additionally, were not included:

  • Buildings that were demolished and those that were in a ruinous condition and uninhabited.
  • Constructions at squares, footways or recreational facilities for selling drinks, tobacco, press…
  • Buildings for exclusively agricultural production purposes that at the same time were not used for family, collective housing purposes or for activities other than agricultural production.

The variables included in Census of Buildings 2011 are the following:

  • type of building
  • number of properties in the building
  • year of construction
  • number of floors
  • building condition
  • kind of dwellings
  • facilities

Census of Buildings 2001 was conducted in conjunction with Population and Housing Census 2001, at the reference date of November 1, 2001. It includes buildings for housing, both family and collective, as well as buildings for purposes other than housing, with the exception of those exclusively used for agricultural production. One difference respect previous censuses is that it only counts completed buildings.

Censuses of buildings 1980 and 1990 comprised all buildings for housing purposes and for other purposes, except those for exclusively agricultural production. These censuses also comprised completed buildings and those that were under construction and topped out, that is, those that already got finished the general structure of the building and had covered the last floor. The following buildings were excluded:

  • Buildings that were demolished or were empty because of their ruinous condition
  • Buildings for exclusively agricultural production purposes

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".