Energy consumption in households

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http://www.stat.fi/til/asen/index_en.html
Main topic: Energy
Related topics: Housing
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes

Description

Statistics on energy consumption in households describe the annual amount and structure of energy consumption related to housing and from which sources energy is acquired for heating residential buildings. Statistics on energy consumption in households are used concerning heating of spaces, domestic water and sauna, as well as household appliances. Consumption of heating energy in spaces is presented in the statistics according to type of building and energy source. Energy consumption of household appliances is divided into consumption of home electrical equipment, lighting and cooking. The same concepts are used in describing energy consumption in households as in other energy statistics.

Statistical data concerning energy consumption in households are produced by means of models that are based on register data on residential buildings in the whole country and surveys on households' electricity use made at regular intervals concerning household appliances. Information is obtained on the prevalence of heating modes from the data of Statistics Finland's Household Budget Survey and Income distribution statistics.

Data content

Statistics on energy consumption in households cover the heating energy of residential buildings and the energy consumed by household appliances. Residential buildings are residential buildings proper and free-time residences. The energy sources of residential buildings are fuels, district heat, electricity or heat recovered from the environment (earth, air or water) with heat pumps. In addition to the main and secondary sources of heat, heating energy includes heating of domestic water, saunas and equipment related to air ventilation and heat distribution. Part of the real estate electricity of block of flats and terraced house companies are allocated to heating systems computationally.

Energy consumption of household appliances is divided into energy consumption of home electrical equipment, lighting and cooking.

Energy consumption in households in Finland corresponds to the concepts of the EU.

Classifications used

The classification used in the statistics on energy consumption in households is the classification of buildings based on the register of dwelling and building stock (residential buildings: detached houses, terraced houses, blocks of flats and free-time residences) and the classification of mode and source of heating.

No regional classifications are in use.

Data collection methods and data sources

Data concerning energy consumption in households are produced by means of calculation models. With respect to heating energy, the main data source of the model is the building and dwelling stock based on the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre, where the data utilised are the number of residential buildings and dwellings, area, volume and number of residents according to type of building and source of heating. Other statistics and surveys regularly produced by Statistics Finland and the data compiled by energy sector organisations are also used as source data.

The calculation method of household appliances, that is, home electrical equipment, lighting and cooking, is based on data from Adato Energia Oy's survey on households' electricity use.

Updating frequency

The data are updated once a year.

Time of completion or release

The statistics are published once a year in November following the statistical reference year.

Time series

Data are available from 2008 onwards.

Keywords

electrical equipment, electricity consumption, energy consumption, energy consumption in housing, heating energy, heating of buildings, household appliances, household electricity, households, households' consumption of electricity, households' energy consumption, housing

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/asen/yht_en.html


Last updated 17.11.2016