Building stock 2010
Most of the building stock was residential buildings
At the end of 2010 there were 1,446,000 buildings in Finland (excluding free-time residences and agricultural buildings). Most of the building stock, particularly residential buildings was built after the 1970s. The gross floor area of the building stock totalled about 434 million square metres. The average gross floor area of all buildings was about 307 square metres; in other than residential buildings the average gross floor area was about 811 square metres. Residential buildings accounted for 63 per cent of the total gross floor area.
Table 2. Number of buildings by intended use on 31 Dec. 2010
|Buildings||Per cent of total buildings (%)|
|BUILDINGS TOTAL||1 446 096||100,0|
|Blocks of flats||56654||3,9|
|C-N Other bulldings||211494||14,6|
|C Commercial buildings||41961||2,9|
|D Office buildings||10835||0,7|
|E Traffic buildings||54716||3,8|
|F Institutional buildings||8058||0,6|
|G Buildings for assembly||13509||0,9|
|H Educational buildings||8903||0,6|
|J Industrial buildings||40629||2,8|
|L,N Other bulldings||5713||0,4|
The building stock grew by 12,000
There were 1,446,000 buildings in Finland at the end of 2010. The building stock grew by 12,000 from the year before. The number of buildings has increased by 284,000, or by about 24 per cent, from 1990. There are about 77,000 old buildings completed prior to 1921, i.e. only five per cent of the building stock. Three-quarters of the building stock were detached houses. Blocks of flats and terraced houses accounted for only one-tenth of the total number of buildings. Blocks of flats accounted for about one-third of the total gross floor area of all residential buildings.
Two-thirds one-storey buildings
67 per cent of the building stock were one-storey buildings. That is because three-quarters of the building stock were detached houses. One and two-storey buildings account for altogether 95 per cent of the total building stock. A total of 3.6 million, i.e. 69 per cent, of the population in Finland live in buildings with one or two storeys. There were 26,000 buildings with four storeys or more and just over one million (1,104,000) Finns lived in them. Buildings with ten storeys and more are quite rare. There are approximately 300 such landmarks in Finland, 200 of them blocks of flat.
Source: Buildings and Free-time Residences, Statistics Finland
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