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Published: 12 November 2010

Mainly household-dwelling units of one to two persons in rented dwellings

According to Statistics Finland's data, the majority of those living in rented dwellings, 85 per cent, were living alone or together with another person, while in owner-occupied dwellings the corresponding share was 68 per cent. Seven per cent of the household-dwelling units living in rented dwellings and 19 per cent of those living in owner-occupied dwellings were larger household-dwelling units with at least four persons. At the end of 2009, the number of permanently occupied rented dwellings was around 763,000, of which 48 per cent were government-subsidised or interest-subsidised rented dwellings.

Rented and owner-occupied dwellings by size of household-dwelling unit in 2009

Rented and owner-occupied dwellings by size of household-dwelling unit in 2009

In all, 2,517,000 dwellings were permanently occupied at the end of 2009. Over one half of good one million permanently occupied dwellings in blocks of flats were rented dwellings. Around 114,000 dwellings were rented in terraced houses, being about one third of occupied dwellings in terraced houses. Detached and semi-detached houses had 35,000 rented dwellings.

Source: Dwellings and Housing Conditions, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marja Hermiö (09) 1734 3211, Arja Tiihonen (09) 1734 3272, Elina Aspblad-Huohvanainen (09) 1734 3232,

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Updated 12.11.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Dwellings and housing conditions [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-6761. Overview 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.2.2024].
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