The CSB publishes detailed open data on dwellings of the cities under state jurisdiction
The Central Statistical Burea of Latvia (CSB) has published data which allow to analyze spatial structure of inhabited dwellings in cities under state jurisdiction (Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Riga, Valmiera, Ventspils). Now anyone will have an opportunity to create thematic maps depicting number of dwellings, average area, year of construction, type of building and facilities of dwellings, as well as to use this data for spatial analysis. They are the most detailed open data characterizing inhabited dwellings in Latvia.
In contrast to data which are compiled on cities or counties, grid data of the CSB characterizes dwellings much better revealing differences inside territorial units or across their borders. Grid data are obtained by attaching coordinates of dwellings surveyed in Population and Housing Census 2011. Published grid data are available with cell size 100x100 m both in absolute and in relative values.
CSB grid data show that in Riga the largest area of dwellings is in private house sites in Mežaparks and Bieriņi, but the smallest – in places where apartment buildings prevail such as in Iļģuciems, Grīziņkalns and Vecmīlgrāvis. Average area of inhabited dwellings in Riga is 54 square meters. In apartment buildings built in Soviet time average area of dwellings is larger than in pre-war worker residential buildings, but smaller than in Centre in rented buildings.
Maps and grid data for spatial analysis on dwellings of all cities under state jurisdiction are available in the CSB homepage section "Data visualization".
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