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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume


Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Dwelling  (DWELLING)

A dwelling 1, a dwelling unit 1, or living quarters 1 are statistical abstractions denoting housing accommodations appropriate for occupation by one household (110-3). The size of a dwelling is measured by the number of its rooms 2 or by its surface area 3. The degree of crowding 4 is a function of the size of the dwelling and the number of its inhabitants. Crowding standards are applied to distinguish overcrowded dwellings 5 and insufficiently occupied dwellings 6 . An unoccupied dwelling 7 is a dwelling which is not used for residence either permanently or occasionally.

  • 1. A dwelling may consist of a private house, or part thereof, or a flat or an apartment which forms part of a block of flats or tenement house. In the United States of America a distinction is made between a one-household structure and a multiple-household structure, and all persons who are not members of households are regarded as living in group quarters. Statistics of houses by the number of floors or stories are sometimes provided. It should be noted that in Europe, the ground floor is not generally counted, whereas in the United States of America it is called the first floor.
  • 2. There is no general rule as to whether or not the kitchen is included in the number of rooms.
  • 5. Overcrowded, adj. - overcrowding, n.