Published: 18 October 2013

41 per cent of new dwellings in blocks of flats were rented in 2012

According to Statistics Finland's data, around 18,000 new dwellings in blocks of flats were completed in 2012, of which 41 per cent were rented dwellings at the end of 2012. Nearly ten per cent of new dwellings in blocks of flats were right-of-occupancy dwellings and the rest of the dwellings were owner-occupied dwellings (24%) or still unoccupied (27%). The number of unoccupied dwellings is due to the fact that the tenure status of dwellings is mainly based on notices of removal and people move into newly completed dwellings in blocks of flats partly during the following year.

Flats completed in 2012 by tenure status at the end of the year, %

Flats completed in 2012 by tenure status at the end of the year, %

New blocks of flats completed in 2012 had over 7,000 rented dwellings. Around 3,000 of them were interest-subsidised rented dwellings supported by the state. Government-subsidised rented dwellings do not here include rented dwellings with short-term interest subsidy loans, or of the so-called interim model.

In 2012, a total of 34,000 dwellings were completed, of which 12,000 were in detached houses, 4,000 in terraced houses and 18,000 in blocks of flats. Approximately 8,600 new dwellings were completed in Greater Helsinki, 6,700 of them in blocks of flats. Forty-eight per cent of new dwellings in blocks of flats were rented dwellings at the end of 2012.


Source: Dwellings and Housing Conditions, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marja Hermiö 09 1734 3211, Arja Tiihonen 09 1734 3272, Elina Aspblad-Huohvanainen 09 1734 3232, asuminen@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

Publication in pdf-format (314.1 kB)

Reviews
Tables

Tables in databases

Appendix tables


Updated 18.10.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. Overview 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/asas/2012/01/asas_2012_01_2013-10-18_tie_002_en.html