The statistics on free-time residences describe the existing stock and number of free-time residences on the last day of the year. A free-time residence refers to a residential building intended for free-time use that is permanently constructed or erected on its site, or to a residential building that is used as a holiday or free-time dwelling. Excluded are rental holiday cottages of enterprises engaged in the accommodation industry, buildings of holiday villages and buildings on garden allotments. Free-time residences are not included in statistics on the building stock. Statistics on free-time residences can be compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates, as well as by postal code area. Statistics Finland receives the data on free-time residences 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. The statistics on free-time residences constitute total data.