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Published: 21 May 2008

Number of dwellings exceeded 2.7 million in 2007

At the end of 2007, dwellings in Finland numbered 2,732,000, of which 45 per cent were one or two-room dwellings. The dwelling stock also includes unoccupied dwellings or dwellings without permanent occupants, which numbered approximately 255,000. Sixty-three per cent of the current dwelling stock has been built in or after the 1970s. Examined by type of house, 63 per cent of dwellings in blocks of flats, 91 per cent of attached houses and slightly over one-half of detached houses have been built in or after the 1970s.

At the end of 2007, there were 109,000 more dwellings in blocks of flats than in detached houses. However, only one-third of the population live in blocks of flats. The explanation is that dwellings are smaller in blocks of flats so smaller families or household-dwelling units live in them than in attached or detached houses. The number of dwellings in blocks of flats has doubled since 1970. The number of dwellings in attached houses has grown more than ten-fold since 1970 when they only numbered 30,000. At the end of 2007, dwellings in attached houses already numbered 378,000.

Dwellings by type of house on 31 Dec. 2007

Type of house Dwellings,
number
Share of all
dwellings,
%
Detached houses 1,095,279 40.1
Attached houses 377,541 13.8
Residential blocks of flats 1,204,222 44.1
Non-residential buildings 54,784 2.2
Dwellings, total 1 2,731,826 100.0
1 The dwelling stock also includes unoccupied dwellings or dwellings without permanent
occupants, which number approximately 255,000.

Source: Dwelling Stock 2007. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 21.5.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwelling stock [e-publication].
2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.10.2020].
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