Official Statistics of Finland

Dwellings and housing conditions

Producer: Statistics Finland

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More than one-half of persons aged 20 to 29 lived in a rented dwelling in 2014
14 Oct 2015
According to Statistics Finland, 55 per cent of all persons aged 20 to 29, or 363,000, were living independently 1) in a rented dwelling in 2014. The share of those living in rented dwellings among persons aged 20 to 29 has increased by four percentage points between 2005 and 2014. The share of owner-occupiers has fallen slightly over the same period. Seventeen per cent (113,000 persons) of the age group were living with their parents. Among all persons aged 20 to 29, a total of 83 per cent were living independently, that is, 550,000 persons.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2015.

Description: The statistics on dwellings and housing conditions are produced annually and describe the existing stock, number of dwellings and housing conditions of household-dwelling units on the last day of the year. The dwelling stock comprises both permanently occupied dwellings and dwellings and flats without permanent occupants. Statistics Finland receives most of the data on dwellings from the population information system of the Population Register Centre, into which municipal building inspection authorities report data concerning buildings and dwellings that are subject to building permits. All persons residing permanently in the same dwelling form a household-dwelling unit. The statistics provide data on the dwelling stock by variables like tenure status, type of building, number of rooms and amenities. Housing conditions are described by variables such as structure and stage in life of household-dwelling unit and age of its members. Statistics on the dwellings and housing conditions can be produced according to all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates, as well as by postal code area. The statistics on the dwellings and housing conditions constitute total data.
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Keywords: dwelling density, dwelling stock, dwellings, flats, household-dwelling units, housing, level of housing, living conditions, occupancy rate, owner-occupied dwellings, rented dwellings, right of occupancy dwellings.
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Change: Statistics on Dwellings and housing conditions
26 May 2009
As from 2008 the statistics on Dwelling stock and the statistics on Household-dwelling units and housing conditions have been combined into a single set of statistics on Dwellings and housing conditions.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.11.2015].
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