Statistical activity code: 20801
Type, number and occupancy of dwellings, 1 January
Useful floor space of dwellings, 1 January
Number of rooms of dwellings, 1 January
Year of construction (interval) of dwellings
Existence of dwelling comfort: tap water, flush toilet, bath or shower, central heating
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
List of building use purposes
Dwellings of Estonia
Amenities – piped water, flush toilet, bath or shower, central heating.
Amenities unknown – information is not available for at least one amenity. The dwelling has all the other amenities.
Central heating – dwelling is considered as centrally heated if heating is provided either from a community heating centre or from an installation built in the building or in the housing unit, established for heating purposes, without regard to the source of energy.
Collective living quarters – premises which are designed for habitation by large groups of individuals or several households and which are used as the usual residence by at least one person (social welfare institutions, dormitories, prisons, convents, monasteries).
Conventional dwellings – structurally separate and independent premises at fixed locations which are designed for permanent human habitation.
Dwelling – conventional dwelling, collective living quarter or other housing unit (types of dwelling).
Dwelling with amenities – the dwelling has piped water, flush toilet, bath or shower and central heating.
Dwelling without amenities – the dwelling lacks at least one of the four amenities.
Floor space of a dwelling – floor space measured inside the outer walls excluding non-habitable cellars and attics and, in multi-dwelling buildings, all common spaces.
Occupant – Estonian permanent resident living in the premises. More detailed information on the determination of Estonian permanent residents is on the website of Statistics Estonia in the methodological document “Implementation of the residency index in demographic statistics”.
Occupied dwelling – at least one resident has registered it as the place of residence in the Population Register.
Other housing units – occupied non-residential premises (huts, cabins, shacks, shanties, caravans, houseboats, barns, mills, caves or other shelters).
Room – space in a housing unit enclosed by walls reaching from the floor to the ceiling or roof, of a size large enough to hold a bed for an adult (4 square metres at least) and at least 2 metres high over the major area of the ceiling.
Dwellings located in Estonia
List of dwellings in the Statistical register of buildings and premises
Estonia as a whole
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The register-based population and housing census (REGREL) methodology is used.
The final report of the REGREL methodology development project (Tallinn, 2013) can be viewed as a methodology document, as it includes definitions.
The final report of the register-based housing and population census methodology development project (Tallinn, 2013) can be viewed as a methodology document, because it includes an analysis of registers and their suitability for use during the next census.
Report of the first trial census of REGREL.
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Ministry of Finance
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In compliance with the rules (regulations)
General accuracy depends on the coverage and timeliness of the registers used.
The total population of dwellings consists of occupied and unoccupied dwellings. It is not possible to assign all permanent residents of Estonia to dwellings, as some of the Population Register addresses are of poor quality and cannot be matched to address objects in the Estonian Address Data System, and some addresses are only at the municipality level. As at 1st January 2018, the number of permanent residents not assigned to dwellings was approximately 3.3% of the total number of permanent residents.
Due to the combination of two data sources, coverage error should be taken into account – there may be over-coverage in the data, because the Register of Buildings and the Population and Housing Census use different definitions of “dwelling” (the first counts all officially approved dwellings; the census also enumerates dwellings that have not been officially approved, but where people already live).
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Register of Buildings
Estonian Address Data System (ADS)
Database of prisoners, detained persons, persons in custody and probationers
Social Security Information System
Social Services and Benefits Registry
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 30003 “Register-based population and housing census” are used.
Cencus 2011 database
The data for dwellings have been collected from registers. The main registers are the Register of Buildings, Population Register (PR) and Estonian Address Data System (ADS). In addition to the main registers, information from the Database of prisoners, detained persons, persons in custody and probationers and Social Security Information System have been used.
Data are received via X-Road or FTP-server.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process.
Variables and statistical units which were not collected but which are necessary for producing output are calculated. New variables are calculated by applying arithmetic conversion to already existing variables. This may be done repeatedly; the derived variable may, in turn, be based on previously derived variables. The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional variables.
The total population of dwellings consists of all dwellings in the address data system as address objects as at 1st January. The total population of dwellings consists of occupied and unoccupied dwellings.