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Holiday house areas

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Key figures

48 %

of holiday houses are in a densely built-up holiday house area

Densely built-up holiday house areas by size of holiday house area. Country.
2017
Number of holiday houses1Percentage of total number of holiday housesNumber of holiday houses areasArea (km2)Percentage area by the total
1The number of holiday houses in these statistics can deviate when comparing to other statistics of related topics, for more information se 'About the statistics'.
2All other holiday houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of up to four holiday houses.
Inside densely built-up holiday house areas221 7024813 31440361
5-24 holiday houses104 6402311 50217927
25-49 holiday houses37 62581 1147211
50 or more holiday houses79 4371769815223
Scattered holiday houses2236 3005226139
Total458 00210013 314664100

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Table 1 
Contiguous holiday house areas by size of holiday house area. Country.

Contiguous holiday house areas by size of holiday house area. Country.
2017
Number of holiday houses1Percentage of total number of holiday housesNumber of holiday house areasArea (km2)Percent area by the total
1The number of holiday houses in these statistics can deviate when comparing to other statistics of related topics, for more information se 'About the statistics'.
2All other holiday houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of up to four holiday houses.
Inside contiguous holiday house areas396 5668711 9943 56794
5-24 holiday houses92 886209 26594825
25-49 holiday houses48 029101 39450013
50 or more holiday houses255 651561 3352 11956
Scattered holiday houses261 436132456
Total458 00210011 9943 812100

Table 2 
Number of holiday houses by size of holiday house area in the last 2 years. Densely built-up areas. Country.

Number of holiday houses by size of holiday house area in the last 2 years. Densely built-up areas. Country.
Holiday houses as of 1 januaryChangeNew holiday houses1
1'New holiday houses' inlcude only new-built holiday houses, but not existing houses that were converted into holiday houses or extensions to houses. The number of new holiday houses applies for the period 1 january to 1 january in the following year.
2All other houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of up to four holiday houses.
 20162017
Inside densely built-up holiday house areas217 323221 7024 3793 286
5-24 holiday houses104 377104 6402631 239
25-49 holiday houses36 99137 625634543
50 or more holiday houses75 95579 4373 4821 504
Outside of holiday house areas2236 590236 300-2901 338
Total453 913458 0024 0894 624

Table 3 
Number of new holiday houses in the last five years. Per year. County

Number of new holiday houses in the last five years. Per year. County
 New holiday houses in the last year as of 1 january1Number of holiday houses as of 01.01.2017
 20132014201520162017
1'New holiday houses' inlcude only new-built holiday houses, but not existing houses that were converted into holiday houses. The number of new holiday houses applies for the period 1 january to 1 january in the following year.
Østfold7312777849620 203
Akershus222739344614 717
Oslo 23 12 272
Hedmark39140937351545136 744
Oppland48750749668285650 060
Buskerud53951250667972246 249
Vestfold627857596714 639
Telemark37937231641743131 103
Aust-Agder17717813316215219 104
Vest-Agder26929725528822121 450
Rogaland21921617818814219 801
Hordaland31033029830223933 009
Sogn og Fjordane10113112812710213 345
Møre og Romsdal20719630918719021 160
Sør-Trøndelag29032330534534633 688
Nord-Trøndelag14814318117616817 794
Nordland27023419120121234 983
Troms Romsa13410110211710215 369
Finnmark Finnmárku747592758012 312

Table 4 
Holiday houses by type of building. County.

Holiday houses by type of building. County.1
2017
Holiday house (chalet, summerhouse etc.)Detached house used as holiday houseFarmhouse used as holiday houseTotal
1The number of holiday houses in these statistics can deviate when comparing to other statistics of related topics, for more information se 'About the statistics'
Norway425 28514 05018 667458 002
Østfold19 75420624320 203
Akershus14 4979612414 717
Oslo2 268132 272
Hedmark35 12765995836 744
Oppland48 74768762650 060
Buskerud45 88011525446 249
Vestfold14 07839216914 639
Telemark30 04841863731 103
Aust-Agder17 5444551 10519 104
Vest-Agder19 1247861 54021 450
Rogaland18 56262961019 801
Hordaland30 3131 2181 47833 009
Sogn og Fjordane11 1987901 35713 345
Møre og Romsdal18 4921 1811 48721 160
Sør-Trøndelag31 6151 08498933 688
Nord-Trøndelag16 24390764417 794
Nordland27 9122 9014 17034 983
Troms - Romsa12 7491 0171 60315 369
Finnmark - Finnmárku11 13450867012 312

About the statistics

These statistics provide information about the number of holiday houses and holiday house areas in Norway.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Holiday house area: A cluster of at least 5 holiday houses, situated at a distance not exeeding 75 metres from each other for densely built-up areas and 500 metres for contiguous areas.

Densely built-up holiday house areas: Highly intensive used areas. These areas are often characterized by a well integrated infrastructure for the residents.

Contiguous holiday house areas: Areas with a distance of no more than 500 metres between each house. Densely built-up areas are included in the contiguous holiday house areas.

Holiday houses:

  • 161 Holiday house (chalet, summerhouse, etc.)
  • 162 Detatched house used as holiday house
  • 163 Farmhouse used as holiday house

Holiday house areas according to size:

- In holiday house areas:

  • Small size areas: 5 to 24 holiday houses 
  • Medium size areas: 25 to 49 holiday houses
  • Large size areas: 50 or more holiday houses

- Outside holiday house areas:

  • Scattered holiday houses: all other holiday houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of less than 5 holiday houses 

New holiday houses:

The number of new holiday houses applies for the period 1 january to 1 january in the following year. Number of new holiday houses is based on the start date of building work.

Land use: describes built-up areas by socio-economic purpose, and covers for example areas used for dwellings, business, recreation or roads.

Standard classifications

Classification of land use and land cover

Classification of type of building / GAB

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Holiday house areas
Topic: Nature and the environment

Responsible division

Division for Natural Resources and Environmental Statistics

Regional level

Municipalities, counties, country

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

The maps are stored as spatial data sets and can be used for other analyses as required in the geodatabase of Statistics of Norway

Background

Background and purpose

The objective of the statistics is to monitor the status and changes of holiday house areas

Users and applications

The statistics is mainly used by civil administration (ministries, directorates, county- and municipality administrations) as well as for research purposes

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics are related to land use and land cover statistics.

The number of holiday houses is not directly comparable with the Building Stock and Building statistics. This is mainly due to differences in input data.

The statistics on holiday house areas:

  • uses a geographic dataset which joins data from the Cadastre and the public map database (FKB)
  • only includes buildings that have coordinates
  • Extensions to buildings are not included

The Building Stock and Building statistics use a direct extract from the Cadastre.

The number of New holiday houses is also not directly comparable with numbers in the Building statistics, due to a differance in the selection process of the input data. The statistics on holiday house areas uses the actual start date of building activities, while the Building statistics uses the registert start date of building activities.

Legal authority

Register information. Act concerning official statistics and the Central Bureau of Statistics § 3.2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics include all of Norway’s municipalities exlucive Svalbard.

Data sources and sampling

The map databases are:

1. Land use and land cover class "Recreational facilities"

2. Classification of type of building by Norwegian Mapping Authority

  • 161 Holiday house
  • 162 Detached house used as holiday house
  • 163 Farmhouse used as holiday house

3. New holiday houses: The selection for New holiday houses is based on the actual start date of building activities taken from the Cadastre. The number of new holiday houses applies for the period 1 january to 1 january in the following year.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data revised by owners of the registers, e.g. Statistics Norway and Norwegian Mapping Authorities.

Digital maps are processed in a GIS-system (Geographical Information system), and the statistics area are calculatet by automatic routines for delimiting and classifying areas by size and type of building.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The statistics are based on digital maps and automatic processingmethods, and will therefore bee comparable over time and Space.

 

New in 2016:

The method has been adjusted, the statistics for all year are updated. All years since 2013 are therefore comparable.

The statistics by 2011 and 2013 is however not completely comparable after the register of holiday houses/building have been change from point to polygon. This leads to a general reduction in the total number of holiday house areas, with larger holiday house areas and less scattered holiday houses.

 

New in 2017:

A new variable "New holiday houses" has been added. The numbers are based on the actual start date of building activity taken from the Cadastre.  

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The quality of the statistics is highly dependent on the quality of the contents of the Land use and land cover and the Register of building in Matrikkelen.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

Fact sheet