Housing survey

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The purpose of the housing survey is to describe housing conditions of households and their housing expenditure.

Censuses do of course have the advantage of covering a larger sample but they do not provide information on rents, charges, financing plans, income, and many other features of French people's quality of housing (especially the most poorly housed) which are covered in detail in the housing survey.

It has many uses: structural data for projects, detailed study of sub-populations and modelling behaviours, short to medium term analyses or analyses in pseudo-panels based on chronological comparisons between successive surveys.

The survey has been carried out since 1955.

Firstly carried out in metropolitan France, it was extended to the overseas departments in 2006 and then to Mayotte in 2013.

In 2020, the Statistical Data and Studies Departement (https://www.statistiques.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/english-contents) has conducted the survey in metropolitan France. For more details, please refer to the dedicated website (in French): https://www.statistiques.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/enquete-logement-2020-enl

In 2023-2024, the housing survey will be conducted by Insee over the entire French territory.

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Data and Statistical Studies Departement