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Official Statistics of Finland

Dwellings and housing conditions

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Three out of five persons aged under 40 live in rented dwellings
14 Oct 2021
Living in rented dwellings has increased during the 2010s. According to Statistics Finland, living in rented dwellings has increased most among household-dwelling units of persons under the age of 40, but the share of those living in rented dwellings has also increased among household-dwelling units aged between 40 and 74. At the end of 2020, altogether 34 per cent of all household-dwelling units lived in rented dwellings, which is four percentage points more than in 2010.

Description: The statistics on dwellings and housing conditions are produced annually and describe the existing stock, number of dwellings and housing conditions of household-dwelling units on the last day of the year. The dwelling stock comprises both permanently occupied dwellings and dwellings and flats without permanent occupants. Statistics Finland receives most of the data on dwellings from the population information system of the Population Register Centre, into which municipal building inspection authorities report data concerning buildings and dwellings that are subject to building permits. All persons residing permanently in the same dwelling form a household-dwelling unit. The statistics provide data on the dwelling stock by variables like tenure status, type of building, number of rooms and amenities. Housing conditions are described by variables such as structure and stage in life of household-dwelling unit and age of its members. Statistics on the dwellings and housing conditions can be produced according to all regional divisions based on municipalities and co-ordinates, as well as by postal code area. The statistics on the dwellings and housing conditions constitute total data.
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Keywords: dwelling density, dwelling stock, dwellings, flats, household-dwelling units, housing, level of housing, living conditions, occupancy rate, owner-occupied dwellings, rented dwellings, right of occupancy dwellings.
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Change: The statistics on Dwellings and housing conditions have adopted the Classification of Buildings 2018
14 Oct 2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.6.2024].
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