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

Construction and Investment Statistics Division

1.3 Contact name

Elena Kananavičienė

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 4681

1.8 Contact fax number

+370 5 236 4869

2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified


2.2 Metadata last posted 2018-02-26
2.3 Metadata last update 2018-02-19
3 Statistical presentation

Description of statistical information (main characteristics, purpose)

The objective is to provide for users statistics on persons (families) entitled to social housing by length of municipal lists, municipal housing rented to persons (families), persons (families) who received state-supported housing credits.


Classifications(s), classification system

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

3.3 Sector coverage


3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

Dwelling (residential quarters) refers to a one-dwelling house or a part of it, a flat or other residential quarters meant for people to live in.

Social housing is municipal housing rented by the municipality on a non-commercial basis under the regulations for rent rate calculation, provided for by the Government, meant to house low-income persons and families in compliance with conditions set by law (the category of social housing does not encompass office accommodation, hostels, lodging houses, medical care or care homes).                                                                 

State-supported housing credits are such housing credits the recipients of which are granted State support in compliance with the law (the coverage of housing credit insurance premiums or part of them from the State budget, allocation of subsidies to cover part of the housing credit).

3.5 Statistical unit

Person (family).   

3.6 Statistical population

Persons (families) entitled to social housing, municipal housing rented to persons (families) and persons (families) who received state-supported housing credits.  

3.7 Reference area

The entire territory of the country; the lowest level – a municipality.

3.8 Time coverage

Since 2004

3.9 Base period


Measurement unit(s)

Dwellings, persons (families) – number,

Area rented – m²,

State-supported housing credits – EUR thousand.

5 Reference period


6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements

Regulation No 670 of 28 May 2003 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the establishment of annual income and property sizes used to determine the right to municipal social housing or improvement of housing conditions (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 rent of social housing and State support for the acquisition of dwellings is published on the 53rd day after the end of the reference period.



Statistical information is provided in the Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania.



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


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


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

Data quality is in line with the principles of accuracy and reliability, timeliness and punctuality, coherence and compatibility. The results are compared with the results of previous years. Outliers are identified and analysed. In case of significant deviations, the data provider is contacted and the reasons are clarified.

13 Relevance
13.1 User needs

The main users of statistical information are State and municipal authorities and agencies, international organisations, the media, research and business communities, students.

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 statistical indicators established by the legislation are published.


Data completeness - rate

100 per cent of information produced in accordance with the Official Statistics Work Programme 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 on the 53rd day after the end of the reference period.



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


Comparability over time

Comparability over time is ensured.


Length of comparable time series

Since 2004.

17 Coherence

Cross-domain coherence


Internal coherence


Response burden


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

The results published are final and not revised later.


Average of the change obtained during the revision

20 Statistical processing

Statistical data source

Statistical data source – statistical surveys on rent of social housing (GF-03) and State support for the acquisition of dwellings (VPB-01).


Periodicity of statistical data collection



Statistical data collection

Statistical data are collected through the electronic statistical data preparation and transfer system e-Statistics, by email and mail.

Questionnaire (only in Lithuanian).


Statistical data validation

Statistical data control requirements are set in the survey programming technical task.

Errors can be logical and arithmetical; they may have been made by the respondent, occurred at the data entry or processing stage.

In order to ensure statistical data quality, additional primary database check is performed (reediting, statistical data validation). The error protocol is checked, links between the indicators are analysed. Statistical data are corrected taking into account error types: some errors can be ignored, while others must be corrected.

20.5 Data compilation

Statistical information is prepared at the national, county and municipal levels and according to the lists of persons (families) entitled to social housing.

Statistical survey on the rent of social housing and State support for the acquisition of dwellings methodology (only in Lithuanian).

20.6 Adjustment


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