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Growth in living alone slowed down in 2021

release | Dwellings and housing conditions 2021

Correction

Database table 115a has been corrected on 2 May 2022
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The number of people living alone grew less in 2021 than in the year before. According to Statistics Finland, the number of people living alone grew by 28,000 persons, which is over 4,000 fewer than in 2020. The growth in living alone slowed down most among person aged under 30. Living alone has been growing for a long time, and at the end of 2021 there were 1.28 million persons living alone in Finland.

Key points

  • The growth in living alone slowed down in 2021.
  • The number of persons living alone grew by 28,000, which was over 4,000 persons lower than in the year before.
  • At the end of 2021, there were 1.28 million persons living alone, of whom 45 per cent were aged 60 or over.
  • Seventy-eight per cent of all household-dwelling units were small household-dwelling units of one and two persons.
  • The number of persons living alone has almost doubled since 1990.

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Classifications used:
  • Size of household-dwelling unit
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Classifications used:
  • Area
  • Size of household-dwelling unit
  • Number of rooms (kitchen not included)
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Classifications used:
  • Sex of the oldest person
  • Size of household-dwelling unit
  • Area
  • Age of the oldest person in the household-dwelling unit
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