Students were transferred to the general housing allowance scheme in August 2017

Students were transferred to the general housing allowance scheme in August 2017. The change is visible in the housing allowance data in that the separate group students was removed and all housing allowance customers are now classified either as recipients of general housing allowance or of housing allowance for pensioners.

In the previous housing allowance data of the annual statistics, the data on students and their treatment differed from the data of recipients of general housing allowance. The above-mentioned standardisation of the data and treatment may have an effect on the comparability of the annual rent statistics of 2017 with the statistics of 2016. The effects are assessed to be minor and local.

 


Last updated 8.3.2018

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rents of dwellings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.2.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/asvu/asvu_2018-03-08_uut_001_en.html