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French Equivalent: Logement - NU

A dwelling is a room or suite of rooms and its accessories in a permanent building or structurally separated part thereof which by the way it has been built, rebuilt, converted, etc., is intended for private habitation. It should have a separate access to a street (direct or via a garden or grounds) or to a common space within the building (staircase, passage, gallery, etc.). Detached rooms for habitation which are clearly built, rebuilt, converted, etc., to be used as part of a dwelling should be counted as part of the dwelling.

Source Publication:
Bulletin of Housing and Building Statistics for Europe and North America, UNECE, Geneva, 2000, Annex II, Definitions and General Terms, page 82.

Cross References:
Dwellings - SNA

Version Indicator: UN

Statistical Theme: Industry and services statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, November 18, 2001