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French Equivalent: Bâtiment - NU

A building is any independent free-standing structure comprising one or more rooms or other spaces, covered by a roof, enclosed with external walls or dividing walls which extend from the foundations to the roof, and intended for residential, agricultural, industrial, commercial, cultural, etc., purposes.

A building may be either a residential building or a non-residential building.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 1.335.

Cross References:
Building – Eurostat
Non-residential buildings – ESA
Non-residential buildings – UN
Residential building

Version Indicator: UN

Statistical Theme: Industry and services statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, March 17, 2002