First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 27 September 2022
GRAD-2022-2-1

ISSN 1334-0557

COMPLETED BUILDINGS AND DWELLINGS, 2021

 

In 2021, there were 6 071 buildings completed, of which 82.5% were residential and 17.5% non-residential ones.

The floor area of completed buildings was 2 460 642 m2, which was 0.2% less than in 2020.

There were 12 514 new dwellings completed, with an average useful floor area of 94.9 m2.

By type of works, most dwellings (92.0%) were built as new constructions, 7.4% as additions/extensions on existing buildings and 0.6% as conversions of non-residential spaces into residential ones.

1 COMPLETED BUILDINGS AND DWELLINGS, 2020 AND 2021

   Completed buildings Completed dwellings
Total Residential buildings Non-residential buildings Number of
dwellings
Useful floor
area, m2
Number Floor area, m2 Number Floor area, m2 Number Floor area, m2
2020 5 745 2 465 305 4 580 1 523 748 1 165 941 557 11 957 1 113 972
2021 6 071 2 460 642 5 007 1 632 214 1 064 828 428 12 514 1 187 499
Indices
2021
2020
105,7 99,8 109,3 107,1 91,3 88,0 104,7 106,6

2 COMPLETED BUILDINGS AND DWELLINGS, BY TYPE OF BUILDINGS, TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS AND TYPE OF INVESTOR, 2021

     Completed buildings Completed dwellings
Number Floor area, m2 Volume, m3 Number of
dwellings
Useful floor area, m2 Average useful floor area, m2
Total 6 071 2 460 642 9 072 618 12 514 1 187 499 94,9
By type of buildings             
Residential buildings 5 007 1 632 214 4 983 875 12 361 1 176 482 95,2
Non-residential buildings 1 064 828 428 4 088 743 153 11 017 72,0
By type of works              
New construction works 5 285 2 264 914 8 374 527 11 510 1 094 506 95,1
Additions (extensions) 786 195 728 698 091 931 86 979 93,4
Conversion of non-residential space into a residential one 73 6 014 82,4
By type of investor              
Natural persons 4 794 1 180 872 3 743 235 7 180 795 576 110,8
State government bodies and bodies of local government and self-government 230 164 818 698 862 124 7 299 58,9
Other legal entities 1 047 1 114 952 4 630 521 5 210 384 624 73,8

3 NUMBER AND SIZE OF COMPLETED BUILDINGS, BY TYPE OF BUILDINGS AND TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS, 2021

   Completed buildings
Number of buildings Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 6 071 2 460 642 9 072 618
New buildings 5 285 2 264 914 8 374 527
Residential buildings 4 368 1 516 967 4 642 567
One-dwelling buildings 2 818 579 315 1 783 751
Two-dwelling buildings 522 140 902 420 851
Three and more dwelling buildings 1 015 766 418 2 346 350
Residences for communities 13 30 332 91 615
Non-residential buildings 917 747 947 3 731 960
Hotels and similar buildings 62 99 525 355 628
Office buildings 50 64 763 211 649
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 80 86 870 498 164
Traffic and communication buildings1) 120 48 147 183 217
Industrial buildings and warehouse 211 237 041 1 453 299
Public entertainment, education, hospitalor institutional care buildings 91 104 787 510 170
Other non-residential buildings2) 303 106 814 519 833
Additions (extensions)3) 786 195 728 698 091
Residential buildings 639 115 247 341 308
Non-residential buildings 147 80 481 356 783

1) Out of the total number of buildings included in this group, garages had the greatest share (with 118 buildings and a floor area of 42 866 m2). This mostly refers to privately owned garages situated next to family houses and public garages.
2) This group includes farm buildings, buildings for religious services, etc.
3) Works leading to the creation of new usable entireties beside or on an already existing construction (new dwellings, spaces for economic activities and other spaces). 

4 COMPLETED DWELLINGS, BY TYPE OF BUILDINGS, TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS AND NUMBER OF ROOMS, 2021

    Number of dwellings Useful floor area, m2 Dwellings, by number of rooms
1 room 2 rooms 3 rooms 4 rooms 5 rooms 6 rooms 7 rooms  8 or more rooms
Total 12 514 1 187 499 1 281 3 610 3 046 2 674 1 117 621 126 39
Dwellings in new buildings 11 510 1 094 506 1 135 3 333 2 809 2 463 1 041 574 120 35
Residential buildings 11 365 1 084 009 1 119 3 270 2 755 2 453 1 039 574 120 35
One-dwelling buildings 2 818 435 815 65 151 357 844 748 505 115 33
Two-dwelling buildings 1 041 106 339 48 186 301 386 95 20 3 2
Three and more dwelling buildings 7 506 541 855 1 006 2 933 2 097 1 223 196 49 2
Non-residential buildings 145 10 497 16 63 54 10 2
Dwellings created by additions and extensions 931 86 979 124 262 221 197 72 46 6 3
Dwellings got by conversions of non-residential area into a dwelling 73 6 014 22 15 16 14 4 1 1

5 COMPLETED DWELLINGS, BY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT, 2021

   Number of dwellings Dwellings with installations Dwellings with auxiliary spaces
Water supply system Sewage system Central heating Lift1) Kitchen, 4 m2 and larger Kitchen, less than 4 m2 Toilet Bathroom
Total 12 514 12 514 12 514 6 125 2 804 12 133 381 12 514 12 514
Dwellings in new buildings 11 510 11 510 11 510 5 746 2 804 11 162 348 11 510 11 510
Residential buildings 11 365 11 365 11 365 5 684 2 712 11 023 342 11 365 11 365
One-dwelling buildings 2 818 2 818 2 818 1 435 2 763 55 2 818 2 818
Two-dwelling buildings 1 041 1 041 1 041 359 4 1 026 15 1 041 1 041
Three and more dwelling buildings 7 506 7 506 7 506 3 890 2 708 7 234 272 7 506 7 506
Non-residential buildings 145 145 145 62 92 139 6 145 145
Dwellings created by additions and extensions 931 931 931 342 907 24 931 931
Dwellings got by conversions of non-residential area into a dwelling 73 73 73 37 64 9 73 73

1) Completed dwellings in buildings equipped with a passenger lift.

6 NUMBER AND SIZE OF COMPLETED BUILDINGS, BY COUNTIES, 2021

County of Buildings
Total Residential Non-residential
Number Floor area, m2 Volume, m3 Number Floor area, m2 Volume, m3 Number Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Republic of Croatia 6 071 2 460 642 9 072 618 5 007 1 632 214 4 983 875 1 064 828 428 4 088 743
Zagreb 430 201 667 915 497 332 106 153 322 672 98 95 514 592 825
Krapina-Zagorje  154 61 960 302 716 83 18 029 55 957 71 43 931 246 759
Sisak-Moslavina 79 32 206 171 501 54 9 647 30 831 25 22 559 140 670
Karlovac 87 27 772 96 082 54 15 851 46 627 33 11 921 49 455
Varaždin 263 93 357 406 386 186 44 514 138 015 77 48 843 268 371
Koprivnica-Križevci 112 50 929 231 210 66 14 496 44 497 46 36 433 186 713
Bjelovar-Bilogora 158 69 348 336 408 83 19 756 61 570 75 49 592 274 838
Primorje-Gorski kotar 418 195 892 668 997 379 117 449 360 757 39 78 443 308 240
Lika-Senj 109 31 885 105 168 84 20 239 64 026 25 11 646 41 142
Virovitica-Podravina 95 26 166 108 924 55 10 325 31 821 40 15 841 77 103
Požega-Slavonia 81 20 532 83 609 50 8 848 28 597 31 11 684 55 012
Slavonski Brod-Posavina 203 48 538 179 540 134 25 098 79 845 69 23 440 99 695
Zadar 856 293 266 881 941 811 262 527 725 394 45 30 739 156 547
Osijek-Baranja 297 97 424 385 949 230 60 291 190 163 67 37 133 195 786
Šibenik-Knin 151 57 738 191 968 145 50 752 160 800 6 6 986 31 168
Vukovar-Sirmium 157 47 735 196 369 116 21 533 69 203 41 26 202 127 166
Split-Dalmatia 573 250 014 843 004 529 197 179 609 502 44 52 835 233 502
Istria 819 257 333 882 178 762 215 712 657 133 57 41 621 225 045
Dubrovnik-Neretva 192 75 044 250 776 169 49 430 151 322 23 25 614 99 454
Međimurje 358 135 560 546 199 244 64 533 197 808 114 71 027 348 391
City of Zagreb 479 386 276 1 288 196 441 299 852 957 335 38 86 424 330 861

7 COMPLETED DWELLINGS, BY NUMBER OF ROOMS, BY COUNTIES, 2021

County of Number of dwellings Useful floor area, m2 Dwellings by number of rooms
1 room 2 rooms 3 rooms 4 rooms 5 rooms 6 rooms 7 rooms  8 or more rooms
Republic of Croatia 12 514 1 187 499 1 281 3 610 3 046 2 674 1 117 621 126 39
By type of use                     
Dwellings for permanent residence 12 461 1 181 188 1 270 3 603 3 035 2 664 1 109 616 126 38
Dwellings for vacation and recreation 53 6 311 11 7 11 10 8 5 1
Zagreb 688 72 620 21 84 192 224 102 54 8 3
Krapina-Zagorje  109 13 941 6 13 25 33 20 8 4
Sisak-Moslavina 55 6 841 2 7 10 17 13 1 4 1
Karlovac 99 9 238 17 18 29 24 7 4
Varaždin 274 34 739 9 13 64 90 59 27 12
Koprivnica-Križevci 101 11 093 3 17 33 20 14 12 2
Bjelovar-Bilogora 131 14 672 12 29 28 31 13 15 1 2
Primorje-Gorski kotar 860 86 851 101 211 241 192 71 40 3 1
Lika-Senj 167 14 490 17 36 54 48 7 5
Virovitica-Podravina 72 7 863 11 15 13 16 11 4 2
Požega-Slavonia 58 6 630 2 6 12 20 12 6
Slavonski Brod-Posavina 150 19 780 4 12 14 56 38 22 3 1
Zadar 2 275 190 395 289 956 502 329 116 67 14 2
Osijek-Baranja 403 41 999 10 82 96 121 62 24 7 1
Šibenik-Knin 389 36 789 22 198 58 65 28 16 2
Vukovar-Sirmium 123 14 880 19 20 41 32 5 4 2
Split-Dalmatia 1 800 147 123 441 660 338 235 58 52 11 5
Istria 1 481 161 149 173 371 307 327 169 109 17 8
Dubrovnik-Neretva 321 37 901 25 33 72 111 49 24 4 3
Međimurje 335 49 351 4 30 51 101 79 51 14 5
City of Zagreb 2 623 209 154 112 800 887 573 157 75 16 3

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Sources and methods of data collection

Data presented in this First Release are collected using the Annual Report on Completed Buildings and Dwellings (GRAĐ-10 form). This report is filled in by enumerators on the basis of their visits to counties. In the course of these visits, they define which buildings and dwellings were completed in the reporting year. The census is conducted through services in competent administration bodies competent for construction affairs in major cities, the City of Zagreb and the counties, authorised for issuing documents by which the construction is approved. Visits are based on an address book made up from data on building permits issued for buildings.

Coverage and comparability

Until 2002, data on total number of completed buildings and dwellings were collected from two sources: data on construction in private ownership based on records kept by bodies competent for construction in counties and records kept by contractors (legal entities) employing five or more persons. Due to the decreasing compatibility and difficulties in the control of coverage from different sources, a new report was introduced in 2002, which enables the monitoring of all data on completed buildings and dwellings from one source and using the same methodology.

Data on types of constructions and works are classified according to the National Classification of Types of Constructions – NKVG (Methodological Guidelines No. 41, ISBN 953-6667-33-9, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, 2002).

Data on dwellings were collected according to the methodology applied in the censuses of population, households and dwellings, which are harmonised with the Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2020 Censuses of Population and Housing, UN, New York and Geneva, 2015.

Definitions

Buildings are permanent constructions covered with a roof and closed with outer walls. They are built as separate useful units that protect from weather and other conditions, intended for dwelling, performing a certain activity, for accommodation and protection of animals, goods, equipment used in various industrial activities and for services etc.

In this survey, buildings are also constructions covered with a roof but without (some of) the walls (e.g. porches for vehicles, storage places) and underground constructions (e.g. underground shelters, underground garages, underground shopping centres).

Residential buildings are constructions in which 50% or more of the useful floor area is intended for dwelling purposes.

Non-residential buildings are constructions without dwelling areas, or those in which less than 50% of the overall useful floor area is used for dwelling purposes.

Floor area of buildings is the sum total of the area of all floors of the building placed inside the outer walls.

Volume of building is the sum total of the volumes of all roofed space of a building, including outer walls.

New construction is a newly built structure built on a location where no structure existed or on a location previously cleared by demolition.

Construction of new buildings also means building from the foundations of buildings that were completely demolished in war or were so dilapidated that they had to be demolished.

Additions and extensions are construction works that result in new usable units in addition to the existing constructions, for example, a completely new dwelling or business premise.

Extensions of existing constructions or usable utilities, such as an additional construction of rooms in an existing dwelling or in a business premise are not included.

Conversions of non-residential areas into new dwellings are construction works by which an existing area in a building (e.g. attic or cellar area that has not been appropriated for residence, garage, area where production or service activity is performed) is conversed into one or more dwellings.

Dwelling is a residential construction unit consisting of one or more rooms and its accessories (kitchen, pantry, bathroom, toilet) or without them and with a direct access from a passage, staircase, yard or street.

Useful floor area of a dwelling is the floor area of a dwelling, measured inside the walls of the dwelling.

A dwelling has an installation for water supply or central heating when at least one room in the dwelling has those installations, no matter whether or not they are connected to the public utility network or some other facilities.

A dwelling has a bathroom when there is a separate room with a bath or shower, including all installations needed for water supply and sewage system, irrespective of whether they are connected to a public or a house network or not.

A dwelling has a toilet when it is inside of a dwelling, in a separate room or in a bathroom.

Dwellings for permanent residence are dwellings designed for permanent residence of one or more households and/or other persons who temporarily occupy them for work, schooling and other purposes.

Dwellings for vacation can be defined as conventional dwellings temporarily used only for vacation and recreation of their owners.

In this survey, the manner of usage of a dwelling is determined on the basis of available data in documents needed for building permits, that is, according to data that were able to be determined on the occasion of enumerating a completed dwelling. The manner of usage of a dwelling may be changed several times during the life of the dwelling, depending on the investor’s needs, i.e. the (new) owners. Detailed data on the manner of the housing fund usage may be collected only in censuses of population and dwellings.

 

Abbreviations

m2 square metre
m3 cubic metre
UN United Nations
'000 thousand

 

Symbols  
   
- no ocurrence

 

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