Buildings and free-time residences

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/rakke/index_en.html
Main topic: Housing
Related topics: Construction
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No

Description

The statistics on buildings and free-time residences are produced annually and describe the existing stock and number of buildings and free-time residences on the last day of the year. Light-structured shelters and kiosks, buildings used for agricultural production only, or separate sauna or utility buildings of the residential buildings included in the building stock. Free-time residences are not included in the building stock. A free-time residence refers to a residential building intended for free-time use that is permanently constructed or erected on its site, or to a residential building that is used as a holiday or free-time dwelling. Rental holiday cottages of enterprises engaged in the accommodation industry, buildings of holiday villages and buildings on garden allotments are not classified as free-time residences. Statistics on buildings and free-time residences can be produced by all regional divisions based on municipalities or co-ordinates, as well as by postal code area. Statistics Finland receives most its data on the building stock from the population information system of the Population Register Centre, into which municipal building inspection authorities report data concerning buildings that are subject to building permits. The statistics constitute total data.

Data content

Building stock can be described by intended use of buildings (residential building, commercial building, office building, etc.), year of construction, floor area, construction material and location. Free-time residences can be described by, e.g., year of construction, floor area, ownership and location. Unit-level data must not be disclosed by virtue of the Statistics Act.

Classifications used

The classifications used in the statistics on building stock include classification of buildings by intended use (residential, commercial, office, etc.). The statistics on buildings and free-time residences are compiled by all regional divisions based on municipalities, such as whole country, province, region, sub-regional unit and municipality. Data can also be produced by postal code area and by divisions based on map co-ordinates, such as municipal sub-regions.

Data collection methods and data sources

Statistics on buildings and free-time residences are mainly compiled from data obtainable from the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre.

Updating frequency

The statistics are produced yearly. The data describe the situation on the last day of the year.

Time of completion or release

Basic data are ready in May.

Time series

The data have collected in population censuses in 1950, 1960, 1970, 1975 and 1980. From 1985 to 2007 the data were published annually separately in the statistics on building stock and free-time residences. As from 2008 these statistics have been combined into a single set of statistics on buildings and free-time residences.

Keywords

blocks of flats, building stock, buildings, construction, detached houses, dwellings, free-time residences, house construction, housing, single-family houses, terraced houses, vacation homes

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/rakke/yht_en.html


Last updated 01.06.2016

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