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Parliamentary questions
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20 May 2020
 E-001317/2020
Answer given by Mr Gentiloni
on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-001317/2020

The Census provides a large number information including on dwellings and their characteristics.

In 2011, the year of the latest decennial population and housing census carried out in the EU Member States, there were 38 704 947 unoccupied dwellings in the EU28 (37 623 887 excluding United Kingdom (UK)), representing 15.5% of the total number of dwellings (16.9% excluding UK). The Commission publishes these data broken down by Member States and the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for statistics level 3 (NUTS 3) regions(1) (2).

The same data will be collected in the context of the forthcoming 2021 decennial census in all EU Member States. It should be noted that the data on unoccupied dwellings combine dwellings that are vacant/unused together with dwellings intended as second homes/holiday homes. The breakdown distinguishing between these two types of unoccupied dwellings will not be collected.

(1)https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=cens_11dwob_r3&lang=en
(2)NUTS: Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics; level 3: small regions for specific diagnoses : https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/background
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