DwellingsMetadataPeriod: AnnualYear: 2020
|02. Metadata update|
|03. Statistical presentation|
|04. Unit of measure|
|05. Reference Period|
|06. Institutional Mandate|
|08. Release policy|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
|10. Accessibility and clarity|
|11. Quality management|
|13. Accuracy and reliability|
|14. Timeliness and punctuality|
|15. Coherence and comparability|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision|
|18. Statistical processing|
|01.1. Contact organisation|
|01.2. Contact organisation unit|
|01.3. Contact name|
|01.4. Contact person function|
Head of units
|01.5. Contact mail address|
Milana Rakića 5
|01.6. Contact email address|
|01.7. Contact phone number|
|01.8. Contact fax number|
|02. Metadata update||Top|
|02.1. Metadata last certified|
|02.2. Metadata last posted|
|02.3. Metadata last update|
|03. Statistical presentation||Top|
|03.1. Data description|
Data on completed and demolished dwellings are used to calculating of the housing fund for the inter-census years (Census of Population and Dwellings). Housing fund is used for planning the construction of residential buildings.
Data on prices of dwellings of new construction are used for understanding level of current prices of new construction dwellings, determining contributions for the regulation of construction land (Law on Planning and Construction, Article 97), legal proceedings and for conducting the measures of current housing policy.
|03.2. Classification system|
- National classification of economic activities - KD (2010) based on NACE Rev.2 classification (Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community).
- Classification of Types of Constructions (CC classification).
- Nomenclature of territorial statistical units.
|03.3. Coverage - sector|
Data on completed dwellings is filled in by entreprises that have built dwellingss in the reference period.
For demolished dwellings, data providers are the respective administration bodies that issue the decisions on demolishing and building permits for starting the works which change the purpose of residential space into non-residential or which joint two or more dwellings into one. Moreover, the survey obtains the data on enterprises that have the available documentation related to demolishing.
The data about new construction dwellings are taken from the administrative data source, the Real estate Cadastre kept by the Republic Geodetic Authority.
|03.4. Statistical concepts and definitions|
Dwelling is any construction unit intended for habitation, consisting of one or more rooms with functional areas for ancillary use (kitchen, bathroom, lobby, pantry, toilet, etc.) or without functional areas for ancillary use and with one or more separate entries, directly from the hall, staircase, from the garden or street.
Dwelling area (m²) is useful floor area measured inside the walls and presents the sum of floor area of all rooms, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and other areas for ancillary use in the dwelling, excluding basement, cellar that are not arranged as dwelling or its part, garage spaces, pantry, areas occupied by heating and air-conditioning installations, or by power generators, etc, as well as staircase and other common rooms used by the owners of the residential units in the buildings with more dwellings
Completed dwelling is taken to be only a dwelling in which all intended construction, installation and final works are completed.
Average prices published by one m2 are the result of characteristics of construction and difference in a month in which the contract was arranged on the particular territory. Average prices are calculated at the municipality / city level and VAT (value added tax) is included in the price.
|03.5. Statistical unit|
Observation units are dwellings that were built, demolished or sold in the observed period.
|03.6. Statistical population|
Number of dwellings and useful floor space of dwellings that were built or demolished in the observed period.
Average prices of dwellings of new construction for which the purchase contract was realized.
|03.7. Reference area|
Republic of Serbia.
(Remark: Since 1999, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia doesn’t dispose of certain data for AP Kosovo and Metohia, so they are not contained in the data coverage for the Republic of Serbia (total))
|03.8. Coverage - Time|
The data series on built dwellings covers the period from 2001. The prices of dwellings for new construction have been published since 1966.
|03.9. Base period|
|04. Unit of measure||Top|
|04. Unit of measure|
Number of dvellings;
Usefool floor space in m2;
Average prices of new construction dwellings, RSD per m2.
|05. Reference Period||Top|
|05. Reference Period|
Calendar year for completed and demolished dwellings and half a year for prices of new construction dwelling.
|06. Institutional Mandate||Top|
|06.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements|
- Official Statistics Law
- Resolution on the Programme of official statistics
- Regulation on the Plan of official statistics for the current year
* The above documents are available at SORS website: https//www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/o-nama/dokumenti
|06.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing|
There is no data sharing to international institutions.
|07.1. Confidentiality - policy|
Data confidentiality is stipulated by:
- Official Statistics Law (Official Gazette of RS, number 104/2009), Articles 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, and 49.
- Rulebook on statistical data protection in the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
- Guidelines on measures of data and information protection in the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
|07.2. Confidentiality - data treatment|
Confidential data are treated according to policy rules (see Official statistics law, point 7.1).
Data are published only on the level at which they are not confidential.
|08. Release policy||Top|
|08.1. Release calendar|
Calendar of releases is available at SORS website on the 1st day of December every year for the forthcoming year (https://www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/calendar).
All SORS releases are launched at 12.00.
Any divergence from the defined time schedule are announced in advance and explained in the Calendar.
|08.2. Release calendar access|
Calendar of releases is available at SORS website:
|08.3. Release policy - user access|
The data obtained through statistical surveys are released at the internet presentation (https://www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/),
in the database (https://data.stat.gov.rs/?caller=SDDB&languageCode=en-US),
in statistical releases and publications (https://www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/publikacije/).
The results of official statistics are available at the same time to all users on impartial basis; any privileged access by external users before their release is not allowed.
|09. Frequency of dissemination||Top|
|09. Frequency of dissemination|
Data on completed and demolished dwellings are collected and published annually.
|10. Accessibility and clarity||Top|
|10.1. Dissemination format - News release|
Statistical release GR20 i GR21.
|10.2. Dissemination format - Publications|
Statistical releases contain data on the average prices of new construction dwellings per m2.
Municipalities and regions of the Republic of Serbia, contain data on the completed and demolished dwellings in the referent period.
|10.3. Dissemination format - online database|
Data on number and usefool floor space of completed dwellings and average prices id new construction dwellings are published in online database .
|10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access|
Micro-data are not accessible.
On request, the access to anonymized microdata is ensured to scientific and research institutions.
The request can be placed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail addressed at
5 Milana Rakića St, Belgrade.
For more information, please see https://www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/korisnicka-podrska/micropodaci.
|10.5. Dissemination format - other|
|10.6. Documentation on methodology|
Short methodological information on the national methodologies is available on the statistical website:
|10.7. Quality management - documentation|
|11. Quality management||Top|
|11.1. Quality assurance|
The SORS quality management system is relied on the Serbian official statistics mission and vision, as well as on the European Statistics Code of Practice – CoP and the Total Quality Management – TQM principles, which together make the common quality framework of the European Statistical System (ESS).
For more information, please see the documents at https://www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/o-nama/sistem-upravljanja-kvalitetom.
|11.2. Quality management - assessment|
Data on comleted and demolished dwelling and prices of new construction dwelling are produced in accordance with methodological requirements and standards.
The publication schedule is fixed and announced in advance.
|12.1. User needs|
Data are used by different users. Users of statistical data on construction production indices can be found in all areas: individual citizens, business entities, media, state government as well as academic, scientific and research institutions and non-government organizations.
|12.2. User satisfaction|
On biennial basis (once in two years), by the means of web interview, implemented is the User Satisfaction Survey. The survey results are available at SORS website: https://www.stat.gov.rs/en-US/o-nama/sistem-upravljanja-kvalitetom.
In accordance with the Regulation on defining the plan of official statistics, data are available at semi-annual and annual levels.
|13. Accuracy and reliability||Top|
|13.1. Overall accuracy|
The annual survey includes reporting units that built dwellings. Dwellings built in the organization of individual owners are estimated on the basis of issued building permits.
In scope of the Semi-Annual Survey on the Prices of New Construction Dwellings, all contracts from the Real Estate Price Register, on the sale of new construction dwellings in urban settlements, are included. The Real estate Cadastre database contains information from the contracts of real estate purchase and sale. The contract delivery is performed by the contracting authorities - notaries and basic courts.
|13.2. Sampling error|
Quantifying sampling errors is not possible because the sample is not based on random sampling.
|13.3. Non-sampling error|
Measures to reduce non-response: units are contacted by phone plus reminders are sent by post.
|14. Timeliness and punctuality||Top|
Data on completed dwellings are available on the website of the Republic Statistical Office seven months after the end of the reference period.
Data on the prices of new construction dwellings are available 75 days after the end of the reference period.
All data are published according to the announced Publications calendar.
|15. Coherence and comparability||Top|
|15.1. Comparability - geographical|
The same concepts are used within the whole national territory.
|15.2. Comparability - over time|
There is no difference in comparability of the data for various frequencies.
|15.3. Coherence - cross domain|
Results show a very similar global dynamic between the two indicators, number of dwellings which were built and number of issued building permits for the dwellings. Data on building permits are used to anticipate the evolution of production in the construction sector.
|15.4. Coherence - internal|
Data within the data set are consistent.
|16. Cost and Burden||Top|
|16. Cost and Burden|
|17. Data revision||Top|
|17.1. Data revision - policy|
The SORS general revision policy constitutes the global frame ensuring that each statistical domain shall define its own revision policy in compliance with its specific nature.
The general SORS revision policy determines:
- general rules of revisions of the published data,
- forms of informing users as regards the possible causes of revisions,
- categories of revisions, and
- documents covering all aspects of revisions.
The general SORS revision policy is available at https://www.stat.gov.rs/media/2332/general-revision-policy.docx.
|17.2. Data revision - practice|
The first published data are preliminary. In the next calendar year, data revision is allowed. Data can change due to questionnaires arriving late or the corrections which are initiated by data suppliers. Revisions due to errors are implemented immediately after detection.
|18. Statistical processing||Top|
|18.1. Source data|
The source of data are statistical survey "Annual survey on construction works - GRAĐ-11", data on works performed in organization of individual owners, taken over from the data on building permits-GRAĐ-10" and Annual survey on demolished buildings and adaptation of residential space - GRAĐ-71".
For the "Semi-annual survey on prices of new construction dwellings - GRAĐ-41", the data are taken from the administrative data source, the Real estate Cadastre kept by the Republic Geodetic Authority. The statistical unit is a new constructed dwelling for which a sale contract was realized in the observed period in urban settlements.
|18.2. Frequency of data collection|
Annual survay for completed and demolished dwellings and semi-annual for prices of new construction dwelling.
|18.3. Data collection|
Data are collected with a paper questionnaire. Reporting units may send completed questionnaires by post, fax or e-mail.
The questionnaire can be filled in via the web (e-questionnaire)
For the "Semi-annual survey on prices of new construction dwellings - GRAĐ-41", the data are taken from the administrative data source, the Real estate Cadastre kept by the Republic Geodetic Authority.
|18.4. Data validation|
Data quality checks are done by manual revision of questionnaires and procedures of logical control.
Collected data are first checked and verified during the process of data entering. After that quality checking is carried out by using a set of strict manual and electronic logical and calculation controls. Reports that fail to meet the quality standards are subject to verification and are corrected as required.
For logical control and corrections of errors is used Integrated Survey Tool (IST). IST is a software package that includes the process of data entry, logical control and production of output tables.
|18.5. Data compilation|
Data on built and demolished dwellings are calculated on the basis of data obtained by conducting regular annual statistical surveys. Flats built in the organization of individual owners are taken from the Monthly survey on issued building permits. The total number of completed dwellings is obtained as a sum of data obtained through regular statistical survey on construction works and data obtained on the basis of construction permits.
The average price of dwellings of new construction is calculated for municipalities / cities in the Republic of Serbia, where the sale of three or more new dwellings is registered. Also, the average price of new construstion dwellings is calculated according to the level of development of the region and municipality.