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Housing Survey

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

Housing Survey

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;
•House area;
•Land area;
•Construction materials and floor type;
•Holding 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:
5.Eastern Region
9.Northern Borders

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.

صفحات وعي إحصائي: 
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What is the scope of the Housing Survey for Household?
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The Importance of the Housing Survey for Households and its Advantages for the Saudi Economy and Achieving Sustainable Development
The most important concepts and definitions in survey
Form of the Housing Survey
Housing Survey Data Quality Control
The Housing Survey Mechanism, Methodology, and Fieldwork Timeframe
About 358 field researchers are in place to collect data from more than 33,000 households in the Housing Survey with a view to supporting development plans.
All data of the Housing Survey are dealt with as an informational basis on which decision-makers in all related government agencies rely for the benefit of the citizens and residents.
Your cooperation with the field researchers to obtain data of the Housing Survey helps decision-makers to plan future projects.
Your recognition of the importance of the information and data used in Housing Survey enhances national development.
Sound decisions starts from accurate information Your cooperation in collecting data through the Housing Survey contributes in achieving welfare of the society and creating a better life for coming generations.
Dear citizen; giving accurate data and information to field researcher is a national duty
Development depends mainly on data and information. Your answers on the Housing Survey contribute to supporting decision and policy makers.
We continue providing statistics and data through the Housing Survey for a strong and steady economy.
Results of data provided by family about its economy in the Housing Survey help in development processes in different social, educational, health and economic fields and others
The Housing Survey contributes in providing indicators and statistics for decisions makers in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030.

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