Rents and Charges Survey

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Dernière mise à jour le : 25/07/2017

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques démographiques et sociales (DSDS)

Type d'opération :

Survey

Objectifs :

To measure the changes in rents on a quarterly basis and integrate them into the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Thèmes abordés :

- Characteristics of the residential building and accommodation (including conveniences);

- Rental method and benefits received;

- Total amounts of rents and charges.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France; Guadeloupe since October 2010

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

All main residences rented in an unfurnished state which essential reason for the rental is housing.
Since 2013 in metropolitan France and 2017 in Guadeloupe, the scope of the survey in metropolitan France has been restricted to the private sector (social sector is collected through the quarterly survey on the rents of the social sector).

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Household

Périodicité de l'opération :

Quarterly

Période et mode de collecte :

Collection is carried out in January, April, July and October. This is a panel survey: the occupants of the accommodation are interviewed during 5 consecutive quarters.

The first and last interviews of a household are conducted by visits (and after any change of tenant, or in the event of any difficulties in obtaining information by telephone). Intermediate surveys are conducted by telephone.

Historique :

The Rents and Charges Survey has existed in the Paris conurbation since 1955 and throughout the whole of Metropolitan France since 1958.
The Rents and Charges Survey has been carried out on a quarterly basis since 1977.
The scope has been expanded to Guadeloupe at the end of 2010. 

Plan de sondage :

Each quarter, approximately 3,700 homes in Metropolitan France and 600 in Guadeloupe form part of the sample to be surveyed.
These are main residences rented in an unfurnished state, whose main purpose is residential: the accommodation concerned must not have more than 50% of its surface area used for a professional activity.
Sub-let accommodation, leases with purchase options (or rental/purchase schemes) and accommodation occupied on a free basis, are excluded from the field of the survey.
The sample is drawn from the INSEE master sample (derived from the population census).
One fifth of the sample is renewed each quarter: the outgoing sample consists of accommodation surveyed 5 times and accommodation which fell outside the scope of the previous survey.
Each quarter, the outgoing sub-sample is replaced by an incoming sub-sample.

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