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Data on the facilities of dwellings and buildings are derived from the dwelling and building data of the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre.

Facilities in a dwelling:
- sewage
- running water
- toilet
- hot water
- washing facilities (shower, bathroom or sauna)
- sauna in the dwelling
- central or electric heating.

The data on dwelling facilities have been used in determining the standard of equipment of the dwelling.

Facilities in a building:
- electricity
- sewage
- running water
- hot water
- lift
- sauna in the building
- swimming pool
- mechanical ventilation
- air raid shelter.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus