Published: 26 May 2010

Number of small household-dwelling-units increased further in 2009

According to Statistics Finland there were 2,517,000 household-dwelling units in Finland at the end of 2009. The number grew by 18,000 from the previous year. Most of the growth was due to increases in the numbers of one and two-person household-dwelling units. The number of one-person household-dwelling units increased by 11,000 and that of two-person household-dwelling units by 8,000. By contrast, the number of larger household-dwelling units with at least three members decreased by about one thousand.

Number of household-dwelling units by size 2000-2009

Number of household-dwelling units by size 2000-2009

At the end of 2009, one-person household-dwelling units numbered 1,026,000, or accounted for 41 per cent of all household dwelling units, while two-person household-dwelling units numbered 831,000, or accounted for 33 per cent of all household-dwelling units. Household-dwelling units with at least three members made up good one-quarter of all household-dwelling units. The number of household-dwelling units with at least three members decreased by about one thousand from the previous year, although inside this size category the number of units with three members and that of units with at least seven members increased slightly. Fifty per cent of the population live in one or two-person household-dwelling units. A household-dwelling unit is formed by all persons living permanently in the same dwelling.


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

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Updated 26.5.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.12.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/asas/2009/asas_2009_2010-05-26_tie_001_en.html