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

Buildings. By number of homes. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2011
Number of homes
1 2 3 4 5 - 9 10 - 19 20 + Total
Alt Camp 13,570 740 241 146 391 279 88 15,455
Alt Empordà 38,692 4,364 1,743 1,170 2,320 1,376 701 50,366
Alt Penedès 21,702 2,033 724 413 1,127 733 278 27,010
Alt Urgell 5,612 536 243 167 345 212 36 7,151
Alta Ribagorça 785 92 38 44 162 124 16 1,261
Anoia 24,208 2,986 1,145 816 1,385 791 240 31,571
Bages 28,766 3,506 1,739 1,112 2,758 1,477 382 39,740
Baix Camp 26,606 2,948 1,281 1,080 1,867 1,890 1,235 36,907
Baix Ebre 19,475 2,266 712 410 863 532 213 24,471
Baix Empordà 38,664 3,413 1,520 1,141 2,709 1,302 556 49,305
Baix Llobregat 60,478 7,341 2,914 1,953 7,109 7,270 3,994 91,059
Baix Penedès 26,705 2,387 813 561 1,853 1,165 743 34,227
Barcelonès 24,142 7,561 4,752 4,459 17,386 25,507 18,043 101,850
Berguedà 7,715 1,456 792 523 974 357 38 11,855
Cerdanya 6,737 677 403 343 808 260 70 9,298
Conca de Barberà 8,694 733 245 116 211 62 9 10,070
Garraf 19,961 1,792 1,078 945 2,736 1,649 404 28,565
Garrigues 8,143 992 211 86 92 41 15 9,580
Garrotxa 12,739 1,603 572 364 676 261 44 16,259
Gironès 21,510 1,912 641 575 1,953 1,742 811 29,144
Maresme 56,232 6,939 2,903 1,854 4,630 3,559 1,735 77,852
Montsià 16,222 2,904 799 342 625 472 193 21,557
Noguera 10,982 1,354 352 194 371 311 60 13,624
Osona 28,745 3,931 1,326 873 1,952 977 225 38,029
Pallars Jussà 4,250 419 192 134 367 153 16 5,531
Pallars Sobirà 2,627 236 130 71 166 149 32 3,411
Pla d'Urgell 8,837 807 179 80 274 190 37 10,404
Pla de l'Estany 6,809 508 222 245 393 124 27 8,328
Priorat 5,452 456 157 58 69 23 6 6,221
Ribera d'Ebre 7,740 861 270 117 196 111 12 9,307
Ripollès 5,588 834 467 394 883 321 37 8,524
Segarra 6,058 521 205 198 273 101 25 7,381
Segrià 22,619 3,108 874 638 2,031 2,117 989 32,376
Selva 36,989 2,349 1,175 703 1,854 1,193 606 44,869
Solsonès 3,394 357 153 119 240 114 32 4,409
Tarragonès 25,407 2,575 1,035 875 2,561 2,128 2,045 36,626
Terra Alta 5,350 554 121 35 52 14 1 6,127
Urgell 8,995 1,071 358 173 419 256 74 11,346
Val d'Aran 2,788 337 134 108 234 131 56 3,788
Vallès Occidental 88,776 11,456 3,690 2,363 7,383 7,155 3,857 124,680
Vallès Oriental 61,675 5,680 1,892 1,228 3,406 2,607 1,299 77,787
Catalonia 830,439 96,595 38,441 27,226 76,104 69,236 39,280 1,177,321
Metropolità 291,303 38,977 16,151 11,857 39,914 46,098 28,928 473,228
Comarques Gironines 160,991 14,983 6,340 4,592 10,788 6,319 2,782 206,795
Camp de Tarragona 79,729 7,452 2,959 2,275 5,099 4,382 3,383 105,279
Terres de l'Ebre 48,787 6,585 1,902 904 1,736 1,129 419 61,462
Ponent 65,634 7,853 2,179 1,369 3,460 3,016 1,200 84,711
Comarques Centrals 68,620 9,250 4,010 2,627 5,924 2,925 677 94,033
Alt Pirineu i Aran 22,799 2,297 1,140 867 2,082 1,029 226 30,440
Penedès 92,576 9,198 3,760 2,735 7,101 4,338 1,665 121,373
Barcelona 422,336 54,587 22,921 16,528 50,831 52,075 30,495 649,773
Girona 165,143 15,473 6,679 4,884 11,501 6,566 2,851 213,097
Lleida 87,739 10,111 3,167 2,074 5,084 3,919 1,389 113,483
Tarragona 155,221 16,424 5,674 3,740 8,688 6,676 4,545 200,968
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.

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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.

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 "..".