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Published: 20 October 2011

Thirty per cent of permanently occupied dwellings rented dwellings

According to Statistics Finland's data, 30 per cent of permanently occupied dwellings were rented dwellings at the end of 2010. In all, 2,537,000 dwellings were permanently occupied. In relative terms, the highest numbers of rented dwellings were in Helsinki, nearly one half (47%) of the occupied dwelling stock. In other university towns student flats also increase the number of rented dwellings. Over 40 per cent of the permanently occupied dwelling stock was made up of rented dwellings in Tampere, Turku, Oulu and Jyväskylä as well.

Rented dwellings as a percentage of permanently occupied dwellings in the biggest towns by population in 2010

Rented dwellings as a percentage of permanently occupied dwellings in the biggest towns by population in 2010

At the end of 2010, the number of permanently occupied rented dwellings in the whole country was 772,000, of which nearly one half were financed by government-subsidised or interest subsidy loans. In all, 1.28 million lived in rented dwellings and 51 per cent of them in rented dwellings financed by government-subsidised or interest subsidy loans.


Source: Dwellings and Housing Conditions, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. Overview 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.9.2022].
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