The CSO Standard Dwelling Type Classification (TXT 2KB) is a classification of types of dwelling. A dwelling is any building or structure, permanent or temporary created or used for private or communal human habitation, or part of such a structure (e.g an apartment). The CSO Classifications Board approved this classification on May 6th 2004.
This is a 5-level hierarchical classification
contains 5 categories with 1-digit codes.
contains 8 categories with 2-digit codes.
contains 22 categories with 3-digit codes.
contains 24 categories with 4-digit codes.
contains 41 categories with 5-digit codes.
Dwellings are divided at Level 1 into Private Dwellings (i.e. privately owned or rented) and Non-private Dwellings. The Non-private Dwellings are further divided at Level 2 between Institutions, Other Non-private Dwellings (non-institutional establishments) and Non-private Dwellings n.e.c.
Because of the latter division, a distinction has been made at Level 3 between hostels that may be classified as institutions, e.g. Shelters or Refuges, and hostels that may be classified as non-institutional, i.e. Hostels or Campsites (further sub-divided at Level 5 to include Tourist or Youth Hostels).
Further information on this classification may be obtained from:
Classifications and Standards Section
Central Statistics Office