Data on the total number and size of private households in Latvia and six statistical regions. Starting with 2015 also data on the cities under state jurisdiction and in rural/urban areas.

Definitions

Various organisations or institutions (hospitals, old people’s homes, cloisters, barracks, prisons etc.) which are inhabited by persons whom the respective institutions provide with shelter and livelihood for a certain period of time or permanently, as well as dormitories of education institution.

Until 2014 the average size of households was calculated by using survey data of the largest households. The following approach has been used in the preparation of the data: private household (household) = several persons living in one dwelling and covering the household expenditures together, or one person managing the household separately.

Starting with 2015, methodology for calculating the number and size of private households has been changed. The calculation is carried out by assuming that one private dwelling is one private household. The total number of persons living in private households is calculated by using the estimation of usually resident population carried out by the CSB and information from the Population Register and administrative data sources on persons in collective households.

The average size of private households is calculated by taking into account the number of persons living in one private household, according to the Population Register. The calculation only comprises those persons who were included in the estimation of the population number.
 

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, when implementing project Data Collection for Sub-Urban Statistics (Mainly Cities), the existing algorithm used for the calculation of population territorial distribution – place of usual residence – was revised. The algorithm was improved, ensuring more precise population estimates in parishes, counties, cities and regions. The indicators, including household size and number of persons living in private households, regarding the beginning of 2016 were recalculated in line with the new algorithm. Due to the changes, the indicators characterising household number and average size in regions are not comparable with those on the previous years.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Number and average size of private households
  • 2018
03.08.2018
  • beginning of period

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Number and average size of private households
  • 2016
04.08.2017
Number and average size of private households
  • 2016
05.08.2016
  • beginning of period
Number and average size of private households
  • 2015
05.08.2015
  • beginning of period
Number and average size of private households
  • 2014
05.08.2014
  • beginning of period
Number and average size of private households
  • 2013
06.08.2013
  • beginning of period

Final annual data are published in August (except in 2012). Population: Number and Changeannual data»

Classifications

The calculation of the number of private households is based on the Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU).

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

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Data collection

Survey method and source data

Until 2014 the number of private households was obtained as a result of calculations that are carried out on the basis of several data sources:

  • Datasets compiled by the CSB: "Labour Force Sample Survey", "Household Budget Survey", "Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions" and "Higher Education Institutions and Colleges";
  • Prison Administration data on prison population;
  • Data of the Ministry of Welfare on persons in social care and rehabilitation institutions, number of places in local government shelters for the homeless;
  • Data of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on persons staying long-term in narcology and psychiatry hospitals;
  • Data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs on usually resident population at the beginning of the year.

The basic unit used in the calculation of the number of private households is a private household. The calculation does not include collective households.
Starting with 2015, methodology for calculating the number and size of private households has been changed. The calculation is carried out by assuming that one private dwelling is one private household.
Data sources:

  • CSB evaluation of the number of population at the beginning of the year;
  • Data of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (according to person’s address, information on persons in collective households);
  • Data of the Prison Administration on persons in prisons.

The total number of persons living in private households is calculated by using the estimation of usually resident population carried out by the CSB and information from Population Register and data of the Prision Administration on persons in collective households.

The average size of private households is calculated by taking into account the number of persons living in one private household, according to the Population Register. The calculation only comprises those persons who were included in the estimation of the population number.
 

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Until 2014 the number of private households was obtained by compiling data on the size of households from largest CSB surveys (Labour Force Survey, Household Budget Survey, and Community Statistics on Income and Living conditions). The calculations provide the average size of a private household.

Starting with 2015, methodology for calculating the number and size of private households has been changed. The calculation is carried out by assuming that one private dwelling is one private household. The average size of private households is calculated by taking into account the number of persons living in one private household, according to the Population Register. . The calculation only comprises those persons who were included in the estimation of the population number.

Number of residents in private households is calculated as follows: the number of population in collective households is subtracted from the total number of population at the beginning of the year (according to the estimation of the CSB).
Starting with 2015, the number of population in private households is calculated using information from Population Register and administrative data (from 2011 - 2014 number of residents in private households was calculated using data of the Population Census 2011).
 

Data revision

The published data are final and are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

From 1996 to 2014 – data on the number of private households are comparable (data from 2001 to 2010 were recalculated according to the results of the Population and Housing Census 2011).

Starting with 2015, methodology for calculating the average size of private households has been changed. The calculation is carried out by assuming that one private dwelling is one private household.

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, when implementing project Data Collection for Sub-Urban Statistics (Mainly Cities), the existing algorithm used for the calculation of population territorial distribution – place of usual residence – was revised. The algorithm was improved, ensuring more precise population estimates in parishes, counties, cities and regions. The indicators, including household size and number of persons living in private households, regarding the beginning of 2016 were recalculated in line with the new algorithm. Due to the changes, the indicators characterising household number and average size in regions are not comparable with those on the previous years.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position E-mail
Sigita Šulca +371 67366806 Head of Section Sigita [dot] Sulca [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

01.03.2017

Number of population and key demographic indicators

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