Published: 21 December 2009

Few high-rise buildings in Finland

One-storey and two-storey buildings account for 95 per cent of the total building stock. According to Statistics Finland buildings with ten storeys and more are quite rare. There are approximately 300 such landmarks in Finland and 200 of them were blocks of flat. There are 1421 000 buildings in Finland at the end of 2008.

Data on buildings and free-time residences for 2008 were released in May 2009. This is a wider-coverage review of buildings and free-time residences in Finland including, among other things, a general overview and time series tables.

Buildings by type of building and number of storeys 31.12.2008

Type of building, number of storeys                Buildings
Buildings total 1 421 188
       1 - 2 storeys 1 349 630
       3 - 9 storeys 51 529
       10 + storeys 292
       unknown number of storeys 19 737
Detached hiouses 1 082 511
Attached houses 75 109
Blocks of flats 55 925
       1 - 2 storeys 16 769
       3 - 9 storeys 38 543
       10 + storeys 186
       unknown number of storeys 427
Other than residential buildings 207 643
       1 - 2 storeys 180 191
       3 - 9 storeys 8 874
       10 + storeys 99
        unknown number of storeys 18 479

Source: Buildings and Free-time Residences, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marja Hermiö (09) 1734 3211, Arja Tiihonen (09) 1734 3272, Elina Aspblad-Huohvanainen (09) 1734 3232

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 21.12.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Buildings and free-time residences [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6796. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rakke/2008/rakke_2008_2009-12-21_tie_002_en.html