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2019-12-13T08:00:00.000Z
Nature and the environment
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fritidsbyggomr, Holiday house areas, weekend homes, holiday homes, vacation home, cottage, cabin, hut, leisure buildingArea , Nature and the environment
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Holiday house areas

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Key figures

49 %

of holiday houses in densely built-up holiday house areas

Densely built-up holiday house areas. Holiday houses by size of area. Count, proportion, area. 1st January. Country.
2019
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 areas231 3084913 52941462
5-24 holiday houses105 9872311 62217927
25-49 holiday houses39 69981 1727511
50 or more holiday houses85 6221873516024
Scattered holiday houses2236 2375125838
Total467 54510013 529672100

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Table 1 
Contiguous holiday house areas. Holiday houses by size of area. Count, proportion, area. 1st January. Country.

Contiguous holiday house areas. Holiday houses by size of area. Count, proportion, area. 1st January. Country.
2018
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 areas402 6468712 0803 58094
5-24 holiday houses93 091209 31994325
25-49 holiday houses48 233101 40250113
50 or more holiday houses261 322561 3592 13656
Scattered holiday houses261 166132426
Total463 81210012 0803 822100

Table 2 
Densely built-up holiday house areas. Holiday houses by size of area, last 2 years. Count. Country.

Densely built-up holiday house areas. Holiday houses by size of area, last 2 years. Count. 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.
 20182019
Inside densely built-up holiday house areas227 419231 3083 8893 565
5-24 holiday houses105 644105 9873431 296
25-49 holiday houses38 71139 699988632
50 or more holiday houses83 06485 6222 5581 637
Outside of holiday house areas2236 393236 237-1561 159
Total463 812467 5453 7334 724

Table 3 
Holiday houses by type of building. Count. 1st January. County.

Holiday houses by type of building. Count. 1st January. County.1
2019
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'
Norway434 66414 27818 603467 545
Østfold19 86420122920 294
Akershus14 4078211814 607
Oslo2 228132 232
Hedmark35 91364995637 518
Oppland50 37470563551 714
Buskerud47 65411224848 014
Vestfold14 11738016414 661
Telemark30 95740963231 998
Aust-Agder17 8624591 09319 414
Vest-Agder19 6148101 53821 962
Rogaland18 77663461220 022
Hordaland30 9341 2131 46733 614
Sogn og Fjordane11 4548821 38613 722
Møre og Romsdal17 9281 1521 44820 528
Trøndelag49 7402 0371 66453 441
Nordland28 5362 9784 14235 656
Troms - Romsa13 0021 0551 61515 672
Finnmark - Finnmárku11 30451965312 476

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: classified by number of holyday houses

- 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 Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural 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 calculated 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 2018:

The method/source data for for counting buildings has been adjusted. In former versions of the statistics SSB-bygg was used to count the number of buildings. Information on buildings from the Cadastre was joined to building outline polygons from the public map database (FKB). In incidents where several building points from the Cadastre intersected only one building outline polygon, it was counted as one building in SSB-bygg (could happen for detatched housing). The method is changed so that number of buidlings is solely based on building points from the Cadastre. Every registered building in the Cadastre is counted as a building, giving better conformity to other building statistics. 

This change in method has resulted in an increase in total number of holiday houses. For 2018 this increase was 0,25 percent, or 1100 buildings. The same applies to new-built holiday houses, an increase of 0,25 percent, or 12 buildings.

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.

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.

 

 

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

Fact sheet