Survey on Income and living conditions

Description of the data collection

Survey on income and living conditions collects data about Finnish households' income and living conditions. The survey collects data about, for example, the composition of households, the activities of the household members during the year, housing and housing costs, loans, economic livelihood and health.

From whom are data collected?

Over 10,000 households are contacted yearly for the Survey on income and living conditions. Other data from administrative registers available to Statistics Finland are combined with the data inquired on the form.

In spring 2022 data are also collected from part of households with web forms. One-person households can go to a web questionnaire here:

What are the data used for?

The data are used to monitor and analyse households' economic livelihood and living conditions in public administration, organisations, research institutes and in the business world, both in Finland and abroad, in particular in EU countries. The data are used, for instance, the main source in the following statistics or research data:
- Income distribution statistics (Statistics Finland)
- European Survey on Income and Living Conditions EU-SILC (Eurostat)
- SISU microsimulation model

The data from the data collection are used in the following statistics:

Data processing

The data about participants in the survey are treated as confidential and will be used only for statistical and scientific purposes.

How often are data collected?