Terms used in official statistics

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Non-dwelling inhabited space


An inhabited space which is not a dwelling contains premises not adapted to residential purposes and inhabited temporarily, a mobile unit or other units which are the one place of living for person during Census of Population.

This category contains:

1) Premises not adapted to residential purposes and inhabited temporarily (e.g. an attic, a laundry room, a drying room), a mobile unit (e.g. a portacabin, a camping trailer, a barge) or other premises that is the sole place of residence of a person. 2) Premises found within a residential or other (office, commercial, utility, livestock) building that was not built as a dwelling nor has been adapted to such purposes but which, due to unexpected circumstances, e.g., natural catastrophe, burning down of a dwelling or other cause is temporarily being inhabited by a person(s) constituting a household; e.g., attic, laundry room, drying room, garage, livestock premises or utility premises (stable, cowhouse, barn), 3) Semi-permanent premises built as a dwelling for a family or a single person for a temporary period - usually a couple of years, e.g., until a new, permanent dwelling can be built (e.g., containers or barracks built for persons touched by a natural catastrophe - for flood victims and fire victims) as well as temporary buildings erected for dwelling by families whose old house has been demolished until a new house is built, 4) Temporary premises (e.g., a shed, a cell, a cottage, erected for temporary living by a family or an individual person or erected for other purposes) and which, as a result of various circumstances, is the sole place of residence of one or a larger number of people constituting a household, 5) A mobile unit, i.e., premises that are not firmly fixed to the ground (e.g., a portacabin, a railway car, a camping trailer, a barge, a yacht) that are the sole place of residence of a single person or a greater number of people constituting a household due to the nature of work being executed or lifestyle or due to unexpected circumstances.

  • Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 27 July 1999 on the Mode and Methodology of Running and Updating the National Official Business Register and Templates for Applications, Surveys and Certificates and the detailed conditions and mode of cooperation of official statistics services with other bodies maintaining official registers and information systems of public administration
    Place of publication: Dz. U. z 1999 r. poz. 763, z późn. zm.

Contact person on methodology:
Katarzyna Andrusiuk