The Construction industry includes activities related to construction of buildings, civil engineering, and specialized construction activities.
Construction area: The sum of the area of all floors of the building. The area is measured between the outer surfaces of the walls. In multi-dwelling buildings it includes the common spaces.
Stage of construction: The main stages of construction are: construction permit, construction begun, active construction, and construction completed.
Construction completed: The time that construction of a building is finished, or the time that at least half of the area starts to be used (whichever is earlier).
Construction begun: Beginning the digging of the foundations of a building.
Building under active construction: A building in the process of active construction. Excluding buildings whose construction was halted.
Construction purpose: The purpose for which a building was constructed: residential, or non-residential - for accommodation, for commerce and business services, for manufacturing and for agriculture, as well as public buildings. Residential construction: Construction of buildings and additions intended for residential use. Includes: construction of hostels, sheltered housing, and boarding schools.
Non-residential construction: Construction of buildings and additions intended for accommodation, for commerce and business services, for manufacturing and for agriculture as well as construction of public buildings.
Residential building: A building in which at least half of the area is intended for residential purposes.
Dwelling: A room or a suite of rooms and service areas in a permanent building, or in a structurally separated part thereof that has been built, rebuilt, or converted for residential purposes. A dwelling has access to a street (direct or via a garden or other area) or to a common space within the building (staircase, passage, gallery, etc.).
Data is subject to revision
For more information, please visit the Central Bureau of Statistics for Israel at http://cbs.gov.il/reader/cw_usr_view_Folder?ID=141