Change of base year and altered classification in statistics on prices of dwellings

Year 2005 has been introduced as the base year in statistics on prices of dwellings. The weight structure and the quality standardisation models of the statistics have been updated. In addition, the classification has also been altered so that the dwellings receiving interest support previously included in non-subsidised rental dwelling have been moved to government-subsidised dwellings and dwellings no longer tied to the conditions on government subsidies have been moved to non-subsidised dwellings. The time series has been re-calculated starting from the beginning of 2005. The new time series takes retrospectively into account changes having taken place in 2009 in the regional division into municipalities.

Due to the altered classification the average rents per square metre, index point figures and change percentages may deviate from previously published ones. The revised 2005=100 time series is not comparable with the previous 2003=100 time series.


Last updated 7.5.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rents of dwellings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/asvu/asvu_2009-05-07_uut_001_en.html