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Buildings designed mainly as dwellings. By installations and services. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Buildings designed mainly as dwellings. By installations and services. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2011
Accessible Lift Hot mains water Drainage of waste water Garage Gas Telephone line Buildings for family housing
Alt Camp 1,599 468 11,330 15,400 6,862 3,553 13,684 15,455
Alt Empordà 9,117 1,892 25,460 49,979 25,677 15,274 47,182 50,366
Alt Penedès 10,294 1,332 16,502 26,972 15,267 11,371 25,649 27,010
Alt Urgell 1,010 314 2,404 7,042 2,696 969 5,215 7,151
Alta Ribagorça 31 209 296 1,261 362 464 1,234 1,261
Anoia 5,212 1,565 25,104 31,269 14,814 10,753 28,291 31,571
Bages 6,471 2,679 11,180 39,472 22,309 18,830 37,716 39,740
Baix Camp 8,808 3,036 23,829 36,835 17,788 16,477 32,877 36,907
Baix Ebre 6,500 1,114 11,653 24,425 8,615 4,174 21,565 24,471
Baix Empordà 14,286 2,287 25,086 49,236 23,984 21,641 46,872 49,305
Baix Llobregat 26,465 11,235 46,887 90,470 39,152 53,341 87,666 91,059
Baix Penedès 5,602 1,754 21,384 34,060 16,242 11,183 30,203 34,227
Barcelonès 34,113 37,735 18,933 101,745 16,204 87,169 101,204 101,850
Berguedà 1,027 592 6,377 11,764 5,801 4,570 11,102 11,855
Cerdanya 594 307 4,121 9,237 5,414 1,836 7,949 9,298
Conca de Barberà 1,060 185 6,426 10,041 4,928 2,416 9,158 10,070
Garraf 4,764 2,771 14,428 28,520 13,240 19,152 26,772 28,565
Garrigues 1,967 108 6,264 9,543 4,647 1,605 8,011 9,580
Garrotxa 4,409 532 8,421 16,174 9,106 6,066 15,413 16,259
Gironès 9,391 3,524 11,642 29,058 15,976 19,964 28,351 29,144
Maresme 18,794 6,436 25,162 77,709 35,257 56,636 75,099 77,852
Montsià 3,544 919 7,648 21,479 8,230 2,690 18,787 21,557
Noguera 1,797 418 6,807 13,577 6,569 2,777 12,198 13,624
Osona 9,944 1,997 17,446 37,862 25,130 17,674 36,760 38,029
Pallars Jussà 1,224 464 2,408 5,481 1,282 1,852 4,728 5,531
Pallars Sobirà 1,432 308 864 3,395 765 265 3,053 3,411
Pla d'Urgell 2,711 352 6,102 10,402 7,269 2,525 9,960 10,404
Pla de l'Estany 2,306 374 4,454 8,292 4,530 4,082 8,169 8,328
Priorat 359 94 5,180 6,180 2,352 1,272 4,963 6,221
Ribera d'Ebre 1,255 127 7,043 9,271 4,041 1,863 8,163 9,307
Ripollès 1,245 546 3,047 8,497 4,051 3,340 8,064 8,524
Segarra 818 184 2,878 7,310 4,047 2,185 6,561 7,381
Segrià 7,754 3,458 13,571 32,237 17,939 11,650 30,246 32,376
Selva 10,431 2,541 28,401 44,611 25,068 17,384 43,225 44,869
Solsonès 488 215 1,745 4,288 2,448 507 3,624 4,409
Tarragonès 8,737 3,713 9,871 36,570 18,365 13,029 35,191 36,626
Terra Alta 996 50 4,938 6,088 2,774 560 4,674 6,127
Urgell 3,472 549 5,430 11,261 5,802 3,495 10,577 11,346
Val d'Aran 867 286 2,186 3,777 1,200 1,365 3,442 3,788
Vallès Occidental 30,541 13,254 53,245 124,028 56,283 89,701 122,107 124,680
Vallès Oriental 22,826 5,236 45,900 77,684 47,904 42,494 77,192 77,787
Catalonia 284,261 115,160 552,053 1,172,502 550,390 588,154 1,112,897 1,177,321
Metropolità 132,739 73,896 190,127 471,636 194,800 329,341 463,268 473,228
Comarques Gironines 51,185 11,696 106,511 205,847 108,392 87,751 197,276 206,795
Camp de Tarragona 20,563 7,496 56,636 105,026 50,295 36,747 95,873 105,279
Terres de l'Ebre 12,295 2,210 31,282 61,263 23,660 9,287 53,189 61,462
Ponent 18,519 5,069 41,052 84,330 46,273 24,237 77,553 84,711
Comarques Centrals 17,930 5,483 36,748 93,386 55,688 41,581 89,202 94,033
Alt Pirineu i Aran 5,158 1,888 12,279 30,193 11,719 6,751 25,621 30,440
Penedès 25,872 7,422 77,418 120,821 59,563 52,459 110,915 121,373
Barcelona 170,139 84,817 280,504 647,277 291,222 411,508 629,417 649,773
Girona 51,766 11,985 109,191 212,139 112,455 89,467 203,284 213,097
Lleida 23,896 6,898 53,056 112,737 56,516 29,962 100,931 113,483
Tarragona 38,460 11,460 109,302 200,349 90,197 57,217 179,265 200,968
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

Accessible (Building census 2011)
A building is accessible when a wheelchair user can enter it from the street and reach any of its dwellings without anybody else's help.
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).
Garage
Structurally separate and independent facility within a building that is used for parking vehicles.
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 "..".