Official Statistics of Finland

Dwellings and housing conditions

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
The number of one-person households grew most in older age groups in 2015
24 May 2016
According to Statistics Finland, there were 2.6 million household-dwelling units at the end of 2015. Of these, 42 per cent were one-person household-dwelling units. The number of one-person households grew by 14,000 and the number of other household-dwelling units by a few thousand household-dwelling units. The number of one-person households increased most among those aged 65 and over, by over 10,000 persons. Becoming widowed increases the number of persons living alone, especially in the older age groups. The number of persons living alone among those aged under 35 grew by around three thousand persons.

Next release:
13 Oct 2016

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: 30.9.2016].
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