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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 categories. Country.
2016
Number of holiday housesPercentage of total number of holiday housesNumber of holiday houses areasArea (km2)Percentage area by the total
1all other holiday houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of up to four holiday houses
Inside densely built-up holiday house areas217 3234813 22139560
5-24 holiday houses104 3772311 46517927
25-49 holiday houses36 99181 0867011
50 or more holiday houses75 9551767014622
Scattered holiday houses1236 5905226040
Total453 91310013 221655100

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Table 1 
Number of holiday houses by size categories in the last 2 years. Densely built-up areas. Country.

Number of holiday houses by size categories in the last 2 years. Densely built-up areas. Country.
Holiday housesChange
20152016Last two years
1all other houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of up to four holiday houses
Inside densely built-up holiday house areas213 411217 3233 912
5-24 holiday houses103 493104 377884
25-49 holiday houses36 46236 991529
50 or more holiday houses73 45675 9552 499
Scattered holiday houses1236 534236 59056
Total449 945453 9133 968

Table 2 
Holiday house by type of building and holiday house area by order of size. Country

Holiday house by type of building and holiday house area by order of size. Country1
2016
Holiday house (chalet, summerhouse etc.)Detached house used as holiday houseFarmhouse used as holiday house
1Not all holiday house registered in the statistical populations of Norway are included in this statistic. The main reason is lack of coordinates to the building in Matrikkel. This statistics should therefore not bee compared with other statistics of related theme
Scattered holiday houses208 14311 52116 926
5-24 holiday houses101 0781 8681 431
25-49 holiday houses36 449349193
50 or more holiday houses75 620231104
Total1421 29013 96918 654

Table 3 
Contiguous holiday house areas by size categories. Country.

Contiguous holiday house areas by size categories. Country.
2016
Number of holiday housesNumber of holiday house areasArea (km2)Percent area by the total
1all other holiday houses outside of holiday house areas, scattered or in groups of up to four holiday houses
Inside contiguous holiday house areas392 38011 9423 54794
5-24 holiday houses92 3699 21794325
25-49 holiday houses48 3341 40450413
50 or more holiday houses251 6771 3212 10155
Scattered holiday houses161 5332446
Total453 91311 9423 791100

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. The distance can, however, be less than 75 metres in places with densely built-up 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 

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

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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 statistics on Building stock. Holiday houses which are not located on recreational properties are not included in the statistics over holiday house areas. 

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

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

New in 2016

The Method has been adjusted, the statistics for all year are updated. All the year are therefore comperable.

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

The statistics by 2011 and 2013 is however not complitely comperable aftersome the register of holiday houses/building have been change from point to poygon. This will make a general reduction in the total of holiday house areas, with larger holiday house areas and less scattered holiday houses.

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

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