Gyvenamasis būstų fondas_EN (English, 2019)


  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Measurement unit(s)

  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Methodological documentation

  12. Quality management
  13. Relevance
  14. Accuracy and reliability
  15. Timeliness and punctuality
  16. Coherence and comparability
  17. Coherence
  18. Response burden

  19. Data revision

  20. Statistical processing
  21. Comments and other information

1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation

Statistics Lithuania

1.2 Contact organisation unit

Short-term Business Statistics Division

1.3 Contact name

Jolanta Nikolajeva

1.4 Contact person function

Chief Specialist

1.5 Contact mail address

29 Gedimino Ave., LT-01500 Vilnius, Lithuania

1.6 Contact email address

1.7 Contact phone number

+370 5 236 4603

1.8 Contact fax number

+370 5 236 4869

2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified


2.2 Metadata last posted 2020-06-10
2.3 Metadata last update 2020-06-04
3 Statistical presentation

Description of statistical information (main characteristics, purpose)

The purpose is to prepare and provide for users statistical information about the stock of dwellings. The main statistical indicators are the number of dwellings and rooms, useful floor area. Statistical indicators are provided by form of ownership and location.


Classifications(s), classification system

Classification of Types of Construction (CC1);

Classification of Administrative Units and Populated Localities of the Republic of Lithuania (LR AVGVK) (only in Lithuanian);

Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS).

3.3 Sector coverage

CC classification: Groups 111 and 112 in terms of the number of dwellings and their useful floor area.

3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

The stock of dwellings refers to living quarters (dwellings) in residential and non-residential buildings, including summerhouses and cottages on 31 December of the reporting year. The stock of dwellings does not include hostels, hotels, hunters’ cottages, rest establishments, sanatoriums, and other structures meant for temporary lodging.

Dwellings (living quarters) are a one dwelling house, a dwelling in two dwellings house, dwellings in residential and non-residential buildings; flat and other residential premises, or separate rooms with the general use area and meant for a person or family to live.

The flat is a part of a building comprised of one or several rooms and other premises and separated by partition walls from premises intended for general use,  other dwellings, or non-residential premises.  The flat has to have a separate exit to a yard or areas for general use (a staircase, a corridor, a gallery, or any other premises for public use).

The useful floor area of a dwelling is the total floor area of rooms and other quarters in the dwelling (kitchens, sanitary facilities, halls, built-in wardrobes/cabinets, heated attics, and other warm auxiliary areas). Useful floor area does not include the floor area of balconies, terraces, logjams, unheated cellars.

3.5 Statistical unit

Living quarter is registered in the state enterprise Centre of Registers.

3.6 Statistical population

All living quarters are in residential and non-residential buildings. Parameters estimated: useful floor area of the stock of dwellings, number of dwellings by form of ownership and location.

3.7 Reference area

The entire territory of the country; regions, counties, municipalities.

3.8 Time coverage

The time series is comparable from 1992 to 2008. From 2009, the change of the data source resulted in a break in time series, and since then on statistical information is based on the data from the database of the Real Estate Register of the state enterprise Centre of Register. From 2009, the summerhouses which have a legal basis included in the stock of dwellings.

3.9 Base period


Measurement unit(s)

Dwellings, flats, rooms – number;

Useful floor area of a dwelling –  m².

5 Reference period


6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements

Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania;

Resolution No 312 of 17 March 1998 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the approval of the description of procedures for keeping records on residential premises and statistical accountability (only in Lithuanian).


Data sharing and exchange

7 Confidentiality

Confidentiality policy

In the process of statistical data collection, processing and analysis and dissemination of statistical information, Statistics Lithuania fully guarantees the confidentiality of the data submitted by respondents (households, enterprises, institutions, organisations and other statistical units), as defined in the Confidentiality Policy Guidelines of Statistics Lithuania.

7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment

Description of Statistical Disclosure Control Methods, approved by Order No DĮ-124 of 27 May 2008 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

Integrated Statistical Information System Data Security Regulations and Rules for the Secure Management of Electronic Information in the Integrated Statistical Information System, approved by Order No DĮ-240 of 16 September 2020 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

8 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar

 Statistical information is published on the Official Statistics Portal according to the Official Statistics Calendar


Link to the release calendar

Official Statistics Calendar


Release procedure

Statistical information is published following the Official Statistics Dissemination Policy Guidelines and Statistical Information Preparation and Dissemination Rules (only in Lithuanian).

9 Frequency of dissemination


10 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release

A news release on the stock of dwellings is published in the 6th months after the end of the reference year.



Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania



Database of Indicators (Population and social statistics -> Stock of dwellings -> Stock of dwellings)


Access to micro data

Microdata are available and provided for scientific purposes according to the provisions set in the Description of Procedures for the Provision of Confidential Statistical Data for Scientific Purposes. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Data for scientific purposes.

Public data files: users are also provided with opportunity to access public files with statistical data on observation units. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Public data files.

10.5 Other


Methodological documentation

Stock of dwellings 

12 Quality management
12.1 Quality assurance

The quality of statistical information and its production process is ensured by the provisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice and ESS Quality Assurance Framework

In 2007, a quality management system, conforming to the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001, was introduced at Statistics Lithuania. The main trends in activity of Statistics Lithuania aimed at quality management and continuous development in the institution are established in the Quality Policy. Monitoring of the quality indicators of statistical processes and their results and self-evaluation of statistical survey managers is regularly carried out in order to identify the areas which need improvement and to promptly eliminate the shortcomings.

12.2 Quality assessment

The results are compared with the results of the previous year, arithmetic means are calculated, analysis is performed. In case of significant deviations, data suppliers are contacted.

13 Relevance
13.1 User needs

The main users of statistical information are State authorities and agencies, international organizations, the media, research and business communities, students, whose needs are satisfied without a breach of the confidentiality principle.

13.2 User satisfaction

From 2005, user opinion surveys have been conducted on a regular basis. Official Statistics Portal traffic is monitored, website visitor opinion polls, general opinion poll on the products and services of Statistics Lithuania, target user group opinion polls and other surveys are conducted. In 2007, the compilation of a user satisfaction index was launched. The said surveys are aimed at the assessment of the overall demand for and necessity of statistical information in general and specific statistical indicators in particular.

More information on user surveys and their results is available in section User surveys on the Statistics Lithuania website.


Completeness of statistical information

All indicators established by the legislation are published.


Data completeness - rate

100 percent of the information produced in accordance with the Official Statistics Programme, Part I is published.

14 Accuracy and reliability
14.1 Overall accuracy


Sampling error


Non-sampling error


Non-response error

Unit non-response rate

Item non-response rate

15 Timeliness and punctuality


Statistical information is published in the 6th month after the end of reference year.



Statistical information is published in accordance with an Official Statistics Calendar. In case of delay, users are notified in advance by indicating the reason and a new date of publication.


Percentage of statistical information released on time

100 per cent

16 Coherence and comparability

Geographical comparability

Statistical information is comparable across the EU.


Comparability over time

Comparability is fully ensured.


Length of comparable time series

Since 2009.

17 Coherence

Cross-domain coherence


Internal coherence

The indicators are fully internally coherent.


Response burden

Administrative data are used.


Data revision


Revision policy

The revision policy of Statistics Lithuania is provided in the document General Principles behind the Performance, Analysis and Announcement of Revisions of Statistical Indicators.


Revision practice

In the case of large discrepancies, the statistical data on the number of dwellings and rooms, the useful floor area of dwellings, the stock of dwellings by type of ownership, and location are revised.


Average of the change obtained during the revision

Differences between growth rates, 2017-2019 average
Mean Revision (MR)
Number of dwellings The useful floor area of dwellings The stock of dwellings in urban areas The stock of dwellings in rural areas Private ownership on the stock of dwellings Public ownership on the stock of dwellings
0.4 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.7 -3.6
20 Statistical processing

Statistical data source

Administrative data: database of the Real Estate Register of the state enterprise Centre of Registers.


Periodicity of statistical data collection



Statistical data collection


Statistical data validation

The results are compared with the results of the previous period. Statistical data control requirements are provided in a survey programming technical specification.

20.5 Data compilation

Statistical information is prepared at the national, county and municipal levels, by form ownership and location (urban/rural areas). The statistical information production process is described in the statistical survey on the stock of dwellings methodology (only in Lithuanian).

20.6 Adjustment


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