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Housing conditions survey

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Purpose of the survey

In October, Statistics Norway is conducting its annual survey on housing conditions and rent. The survey maps housing conditions and rent prices for different types of rented dwellings in Norway. The purpose of the survey is to produce better and more detailed statistics on the rental market.

In order for us to compile accurate statistics, we would like you to answer questions relating to:

  • The size and quality of rented properties
  • The types of dwellings that are rented out
  • Length of lease
  • How much rent is paid for different types of rented dwellings

A sample of 37 000 dwellings has been selected to take part in the survey. Statistics Norway will send a letter or an email to those who are selected. The sample mainly consists of rented dwellings, but the survey also includes some dwellings that are owned or utilised in some other form, since there is no complete register of all rented dwellings in Norway. We would like everyone to participate, regardless of whether they own or rent their dwelling.

How should I answer?

To respond to the survey, click on the 'Electronic reporting' icon at the top of the page. Log in with the username and password specified in the email/letter you have received. You can also log in directly by clicking the link in the email. You can choose whether you want to answer in Norwegian or English. It will take less than 10 minutes to answer the questions.

If you do not rent your dwelling, or if you have moved house or do not use the dwelling yourself, you only need to answer a few questions.

Why should I answer?

In order to get an accurate picture of the rental market and rent levels, it is crucial that as many people as possible participate. We cannot replace your property with another if you do not take part in the survey. The sample selected is representative of the Norwegian rental market.

Some survey participants will be contacted again each month from November this year until October next year and asked to complete a brief online survey regarding changes in rent prices. In order to measure monthly changes, we need answers every month.

We protect your privacy

All Statistics Norway employees are subject to confidentiality, and we will never disclose details of individual responses. The survey is conducted in accordance with the Statistics Act and the Personal Data Act. You can read more about the Personal Data Act in Statistics Norway here: https://www.ssb.no/en/omssb/personvern

In order to make the survey as short as possible, we collect some information directly from registers that Statistics Norway has access to. This includes information on country of birth from the National Population Register, education from learning institutions and the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen), and income from NAV and the tax authorities. The data will be anonymised within two years of completion of the data collection process. The survey is voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time and request that your information is deleted.