Published: 25 May 2018

Free-time residence usually owned by a person from out-of-town

According to Statistics Finland, 67 per cent of free-time residence owners were out-of-towners in 2017. In relative terms, most free-time residences owned by people from out-of-town were found in Kustavi. There, 94 per cent of free-time residences were owned by people from outside Kustavi. The share of out-of-town owners was lowest in Oulu, where only 18 per cent of free-time residences were owned by people from outside Oulu.

Share of free-time residences owned by out-of-towners in 2017

Share of free-time residences owned by out-of-towners in 2017

There were 431,000 free-time residences owned by private individuals. Of these, 290,700 were owned by out-of-towners, i.e. persons who do not live in the municipality where the free-time residence is located. In addition, there were 76,200 free-time residences in Finland that were owned by death estates, enterprises, communities or foreigners. These free-time residences are not included in the ratios and comparisons presented in this release. In all, there were 507,200 free-time residences at the end of 2017.

In 270 municipalities, more than one-half of free-time residences were owned by out-of-towners. However, out-of-towners do not travel to their free-time residences from very far as the free-time residence is typically located in the home region.

Only in three regions, the owner lived more often in a different region than in which the free-time residence was located. These regions were Etelä-Savo, Päijät-Häme and Kanta-Häme. Ownership of a free-time residence located in the home region was most common in Uusimaa, Åland and Ostrobothnia.

Number of free-time residences owned by private persons by region of location and the owner’s home region in 2017

Number of free-time residences owned by private persons by region of location and the owner’s home region in 2017

Source: Buildings and Free-time Residences, Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 25.5.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Buildings and free-time residences [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6796. 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.11.2019].
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