Size of household-dwelling units

Updated: 14 May 2019
Next update: 10 Oct 2019

A household-dwelling unit consists of the permanent occupants of a dwelling. Persons who according to the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre are institutionalised, or are homeless, or are abroad, or are registered as unknown, do not constitute household-dwelling units.

More than one household may belong to the same household-dwelling unit. A household is formed of all those persons who live together and have meals together or otherwise use their income together.

   

One-half of household-dwelling units live in dwellings completed after 1980

Construction of the 1970s and 1980s is emphasised in Finnish dwellings. According to Statistics Finland, almost one-fifth of household-dwelling units reside in dwellings completed in the 1970s. One-half of household-dwelling units live in dwellings completed after 1980. Every tenth household-dwelling unit resides in dwellings completed in the current decade.

When comparing the dwellings in the 2018 dwelling stock based on the decade of completion and type of building, we find that detached houses and terraced houses were popular in the 1980s. In the two decades prior to this, the dwelling stock was dominated by blocks of flats. Most new dwellings are also located in blocks of flats.

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