Data on housing stock are compiled by the location of the housing stock and are used to estimate provision of the resident population with it.


The housing stock includes single-dwelling residential buildings, residential premises in multi-dwelling residential buildings and residential premises in non-residential buildings.

Permanent residents are inhabitants who permanently live in the flats or residential premises of the housing stock including those who are in temporary absence.

Residential building is a construction with more than half of the total floor space used for residential purposes. The total floor space of residential buildings includes area of residential premises (dwellings, rooms, kitchens and utility rooms), non-residential premises, as well as premises for common use of all building residents.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar


Data on housing stock are compiled by using:

  • Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units (CATTU);
  • Classification of Types of Constructions.

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and source data

Data on housing stock are acquired basing on the results of the Population and Housing Census.

During the time period between Censuses, housing stock is calculated by using data of the State Land Service Real Estate State Cadastre information system.

Data revision

Data are not revised after publishing.


Comparability over time

Data on housing stock are available since 1990.

Other comparability

State Land Service of the Republic of Latvia

The State Land Service of the Republic of Latvia publishes on its homepage the survey tables and graphs of the constructions (buildings):

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Ilgvars Kaparkalējs 67366969 daļas vadītājs

Last update


Management of the housing stock

New residential buildings and dwellings completed

Explanation of symbols


Magnitude zero


Less than half of the unit employed


Data not available or too uncertain for presentation


Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless


Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


Magnitude zero