The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) endeavors to find statistical national indicators that cover all fields of life in order to create realistic indices for facts. It creates indicators on which the authority will depend to develop policies, to take decision, and to provide the needful services for individuals, establishments or sectors. In this regard, GASTAT provides this analytical report on the Housing Survey 2017 key results.
Date of survey:
14/4/2017 – 18/5/2017
About 358 field researchers from GASTAT
The Housing Survey form includes a number of main sections that are filled in by tablets in nearly 60-80 minutes. It includes:
1) Questions on the main housing specifications;
2) Questions about houses being cast on:
•House type and age;
•Construction materials and floor type;
•Estimated value of the house;
•Rental value for leased houses;
•Period house occupation by the household in years;
•Remarkable improvement of housing facilities;
•Number of rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms at the house.
•Sources of services for electricity, water, sewage and oil used at kitchens as well as the number of vehicles owned by the household.
Objectives of the House Survey:
1)To provide required data on houses from all over the Saudi regions;
2)To study housing and environment characteristics;
3) To create house database in order to meet the requirements of the State and the needs of the planners and researchers to the basic housing data necessary for the development plans;
4)To provide housing data and indicators periodically for measuring the change in the housing characteristics with the passage of time, and carrying out local, regional and international comparisons;
5)To measure the progress and development in the housing field, taking into account the type and age of the house inhabited by the household.
The survey covers all the administrative regions of Saudi Arabia by using a sample of households in these regions based on the updated framework of the census for year 1431H (2010). The administrative regions are divided into thirteen regions as follows:
1.Scope: Recognizing the statistical requirements, and defining possible solutions
2.Design: Designing all subsequent steps of the statistical process.
3.Organization: Preparing and testing all statistical work procedures
4.Collection: Data collection and verification.
5.Categorization: Data processing for converting data from initial data to statistical data.
6.Revision: Results verification and explanation.
7.Publishing: Preparing outputs for publishing
8.Evaluation: Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of all stages of the statistical process.
9.Management: Administering all steps of the statistical process continuously.