All clusters of buildings with at least 200 inhabitants where the distance between buildings does not exceed 200 metres are defined as statistical localities. In defining localities, not only residential but also business, office and other buildings used as workplaces are taken into account. Administrative regional divisions do not have an effect on the formation of localities.
A statistical locality is also referred to as 'locality' in connection with Statistics Finland's data.
Statistics using the definition
Validity of the definition
- Valid until (31 December 2078)