Published: 26 May 2011
According to Statistics Finland, there were 489,000 free-time residences in Finland at the end of 2010. In terms of absolute numbers, the municipality of Länsi-Turunmaa had the highest quantity of free-time residences, or over 8,000. Hämeenlinna, Kouvola, Salo, Kuopio,Kuusamo and Raasepori had the next largest numbers of free-time residences. In each of them the stock of free-time residences exceeded 6,000. As a result of municipal mergers, the number of free-time residences in many urban municipalities rather describes the volume of summer housing in the region than free-time residences located in the urban area.
Highest number of free-time residences, 31 December 2010
|(Regional Division based on Municipalities on 1 Jan. 2011)||Number of free-time residences|
In the 2000s, the highest numbers of new free-time residences have been built in Kuusamo, Kittilä, Kolari and Länsi-Turunmaa, over 60 new cottages per year, on average. The regions with the highest numbers of new free-time residences constructed were Lapland, Etelä-Savo and Varsinais-Suomi. New free-time residences are larger in area than before. The average area of free-time residences built in the 2000s was 64 square metres, while it was 49 square metres for free-time residences built in the 1990s.
Source: Buildings and Free-time Residences, Statistics Finland
Inquiries: Marja Hermiö (09) 1734 3211, Arja Tiihonen (09) 1734 3272, Elina Aspblad-Huohvanainen (09) 1734 3232, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma
Publication in pdf-format (10 pages 290.9 kB)
Tables in databases