Heating fuel/ source of heat

Heating fuel or source of heat refers to the main fuel or energy source used in heating a building. There are also data on the heating fuel of dwellings. Data on the heating fuel have been obtained from the Population Information System, which receives them from municipal building supervision authorities.

Information about change in heating fuel is mainly transmitted to the Population Information System only if such alterations have been done to a building which require a building permit.

The classification is as follows:
- district heating
- oil
- gas
- coal
- electricity
- wood
- peat
- ground heating
- other, unknown

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus