Official Statistics of Finland

Dwellings and housing conditions

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Living in overcrowded dwellings became more widespread in Greater Helsinki in 2014
26 May 2015
According to Statistics Finland, at the end of 2014, the number of household-dwelling units in Finland was 2.6 million, 1.1 million of which were living alone, that is, 42 per cent of all household-dwelling units. Living in overcrowded dwellings continued to be more widespread in Greater Helsinki. Overcrowding became more common particularly in foreign-language speaking household-dwelling units. In the whole country, there are 227,000 household-dwelling units living in overcrowded conditions, including 937,000 persons.

Next release:
14 Oct 2015

Description: The statistics on dwellings and housing conditions are produced annually and describe the existing stock, number of dwellings and housing conditions of household-dwelling units on the last day of the year. The dwelling stock comprises both permanently occupied dwellings and dwellings and flats without permanent occupants. Statistics Finland receives most of the data on dwellings from the population information system of the Population Register Centre, into which municipal building inspection authorities report data concerning buildings and dwellings that are subject to building permits. All persons residing permanently in the same dwelling form a household-dwelling unit. The statistics provide data on the dwelling stock by variables like tenure status, type of building, number of rooms and amenities. Housing conditions are described by variables such as structure and stage in life of household-dwelling unit and age of its members. Statistics on the dwellings and housing conditions can be produced according to all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates, as well as by postal code area. The statistics on the dwellings and housing conditions constitute total data.
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Keywords: dwelling density, dwelling stock, dwellings, flats, household-dwelling units, housing, level of housing, living conditions, occupancy rate, owner-occupied dwellings, rented dwellings, right of occupancy dwellings.
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Change: Statistics on Dwellings and housing conditions
26 May 2009
As from 2008 the statistics on Dwelling stock and the statistics on Household-dwelling units and housing conditions have been combined into a single set of statistics on Dwellings and housing conditions.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.9.2015].
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