Norway - Residential Building Completions





Norway: Residential Building Completions

Mnemonic HCMPR.INOR
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 19.29 %
Data May 2019 2,572
Apr 2019 2,156

Series Information

Source Statistics Norway
Release Construction - Dwelling Starts, Progress, Completions (M)
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1992
End Date 5/31/2019

Norway: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Dwelling Stocks 2019 1,555,744 1,545,899 # Annual
House Price Index 2019 Q2 118.8 115.4 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions May 2019 2,572 2,156 #, NSA Monthly
Residential Housing Starts May 2019 2,618 3,094 #, NSA Monthly
Building Completions 2019 Q1 7,036 9,757 #, NSA Quarterly
Building Permits 2019 Q1 9,450 9,329 #, NSA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2019 Q1 7,673 9,023 #, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2019 Q1 249 292 #, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits 2019 Q1 177 258 #, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Housing Starts 2019 Q1 259 278 #, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

The number of dwellings started, under construction, and completed; and their aggregate floor space. Monthly from 1992. Figures are in terms of number of buildings.

Definitions

  • Starts: Since 2000, the date when starting permission is given, else when the foundation is begun.
  • Completions: When the building is physically ready to be put to use, or when at least 50% of its utility floor space is in use.
  • Gross floor space: Includes the outside of the outer walls. Used for non-dwellings before 1983.
  • Useful floor space: Used before 1983. Less than utility floor space.
  • Utility floor space: The floor area measured within the outer walls, as defined by NS 3940 "Area and Volume Calculations of Buildings."
  • Dwelling unit: Conventional dwellings with at least one room and kitchen, and which are used year-round.
  • Dwelling stock: The number of dwelling units; there may be multiple units within a single building.
  • Single room: Living quarters without kitchen, but with separate access, water and toilet.
  • Dwellings: The sum of dwelling units and single rooms.

Categories and subcategories of residential building

  • Detached house
    • 111 Detached house
    • 112 Detached house with 2 dwelling units, including one bed-sit, basement flat etc.
    • 113 Farmhouse
  • House with 2 dwellings
    • 121 Part of semi-detached house
    • 122 House with 2 dwellings
    • 123 Part of semi-detached farmhouse
    • 124 Farmhouse with 2 dwellings
  • Row house etc.
    • 131 Row house
    • 133 Linked house incl. atrium
    • 135 Terraced house
    • 136 House with 3 dwellings or more
  • Multi-dwelling building
    • 141 Multi-dwelling building, 2 stories
    • 142 Multi-dwelling building, 3 and 4 stories
    • 143 Multi-dwelling building, 5 or more stories
    • 144 Linked multi-dwelling building, 2 stories
    • 145 Linked multi-dwelling building, 3 and 4 stories
    • 146 Linked multi-dwelling building, 5 or more stories
  • Residence for communities
    • 151 Residence and service residence for the elderly and other social groups
    • 152 Student home
    • 159 Other residential building for communities

Compilation

Statistics Norway performs a complete census of buildings at three levels (national, county and municipal) and three frequencies (annually, quarterly, and monthly). It is based on the Ground Parcel, Address and Building Register (GAB), a computer database in effect from late 1982.

Building stock includes all main buildings (not extensions) measuring larger than 15 m2 which have not been reported as destroyed. A single building may contain multiple dwelling units.

The type of building is established according to function. Combined buildings are classified by the function occupying the main part of the utility floor space. Figures describing construction of dwellings include both dedicated residential buildings and mixed-used nonresidential buildings.

Stage of construction data (including utility floor space) is subject to revisions in part because of delays or mistakes in registering projects with GAB. However, such revisions are uncommon.

  • In September 2010: July 2010 to August 2010 (plus September)
  • March 2011: January 2008 to December 2010 (plus January)
  • February 2012: January 2011 to November 2011 (plus December)

Further reading

For more information, please see the Statistics Norway pages for Building Statistics at ( http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/09/byggeareal_en/ ), and for Building Stock at ( http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/09/bygningsmasse_en/ ).