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Buildings designed mainly as dwellings. By level of conservation. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Buildings designed mainly as dwellings. By level of conservation. Counties, areas and provinces 2011
In good condition With some deficiencies In poor condition Dilapidated Total
Alt Camp 13,257 1,707 391 100 15,455
Alt Empordà 47,287 2,539 404 136 50,366
Alt Penedès 23,805 2,866 252 87 27,010
Alt Urgell 5,979 908 181 83 7,151
Alta Ribagorça 1,176 66 15 4 1,261
Anoia 29,624 1,630 210 107 31,571
Bages 36,487 2,612 455 186 39,740
Baix Camp 32,989 3,237 572 109 36,907
Baix Ebre 21,481 2,452 455 83 24,471
Baix Empordà 46,912 1,959 322 112 49,305
Baix Llobregat 84,436 5,324 932 367 91,059
Baix Penedès 31,039 2,605 444 139 34,227
Barcelonès 88,113 11,222 2,059 456 101,850
Berguedà 10,688 901 175 91 11,855
Cerdanya 8,755 366 123 54 9,298
Conca de Barberà 8,978 832 179 81 10,070
Garraf 26,366 1,876 234 89 28,565
Garrigues 8,309 990 177 104 9,580
Garrotxa 14,937 1,005 229 88 16,259
Gironès 27,560 1,312 181 91 29,144
Maresme 72,509 4,414 760 169 77,852
Montsià 19,222 1,783 352 200 21,557
Noguera 11,918 1,223 347 136 13,624
Osona 35,663 1,968 278 120 38,029
Pallars Jussà 4,902 504 98 27 5,531
Pallars Sobirà 3,181 157 64 9 3,411
Pla d'Urgell 9,091 1,133 145 35 10,404
Pla de l'Estany 7,873 358 80 17 8,328
Priorat 5,040 971 151 59 6,221
Ribera d'Ebre 8,119 955 162 71 9,307
Ripollès 7,391 859 243 31 8,524
Segarra 6,461 684 186 50 7,381
Segrià 28,213 3,316 667 180 32,376
Selva 41,817 2,506 425 121 44,869
Solsonès 3,884 406 96 23 4,409
Tarragonès 30,995 4,566 902 163 36,626
Terra Alta 5,461 502 126 38 6,127
Urgell 10,069 1,006 192 79 11,346
Val d'Aran 3,539 184 49 16 3,788
Vallès Occidental 114,669 8,184 1,255 572 124,680
Vallès Oriental 73,837 3,281 484 185 77,787
Catalonia 1,072,032 85,369 15,052 4,868 1,177,321
Metropolità 433,564 32,425 5,490 1,749 473,228
Comarques Gironines 193,777 10,538 1,884 596 206,795
Camp de Tarragona 91,259 11,313 2,195 512 105,279
Terres de l'Ebre 54,283 5,692 1,095 392 61,462
Ponent 74,061 8,352 1,714 584 84,711
Comarques Centrals 86,722 5,887 1,004 420 94,033
Alt Pirineu i Aran 27,532 2,185 530 193 30,440
Penedès 110,834 8,977 1,140 422 121,373
Barcelona 596,070 44,188 7,088 2,427 649,773
Girona 199,715 10,799 1,953 630 213,097
Lleida 99,666 10,772 2,277 768 113,483
Tarragona 176,581 19,610 3,734 1,043 200,968
Source: Idescat, based on the Census of Buildings INE's.
Note: Does not include buildings under construction. 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).
Level of conservation of buildings
Condition in which a building is in at the time of census.
Level of conservation of buildings. Good condition
Building that does not present any circumstance out of those indicated for the conditions of “deficient”, “poor condition” or “dilapidated”.
Level of conservation of buildings. Deficient
Building that presents one of the following anomalies: worn stairs, drainpipe and gutters in poor state, dampness in lower section of building or leaks in the ceiling.
Level of conservation of buildings. Poor condition
Building in which there are evident cracks and leaks in any of the facades of stair walls; there are slopes in the stairs because land has shifted; floors and ceilings not flat.
Level of conservation of buildings. Dilapidated
It has definitively been written off by notification via an official declaration, or is in process of the same, due to its state of abandonment or deterioration, whereby it has been declared inappropriate for use as a dwelling.
Family dwelling (census)
Room or set of rooms that occupy a building or a part of it that is structurally separate and that, due to the way in which it is constructed, reconstructed or transformed is used as housing by one or several people and is not used for other purposes. This includes: main home, second home or unoccupied home.

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 "..".