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French Equivalent: Institutions

Institutions comprise any set of premises in a permanent structure or structures designed to house (usually large) groups of persons who are bound by either a common public objective or a common personal interest.

Such sets of living quarters usually have certain common facilities shared by the occupants (baths, lounges, dormitories and so forth).

Hospitals, military barracks, boarding schools, convents, prisons and so forth fall within this category.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1. United Nations, New York, 1998, Series M, No. 67, Rev. 1, para. 2.359.

Cross References:
Collective living quarters – UN
Institutional households (Eurostat)
Institutional population

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003