Size of household-dwelling units
|Updated: 22.5.2013 - Next update: 18.10.2013|
The number of one-person households went up by 17,000 in 2012
At the end of 2012, there were a total of 2,580,000 households in Finland, of which a majority (74 per cent) were small, one or two-person households. According to Statistics Finland the number of one-person households increased by 17,000 and that of two-person households by 9,000 from the previous year. The number of larger households with at least three persons decreased from 2011. A household-dwelling unit is formed by all persons living permanently at the same dwelling.
The growth in the number of one or two-person households is also reflected in the demand for new dwellings. Among new permanently occupied dwellings in blocks of flats completed in 2011 to 2012, 89 per cent were occupied by one or two-person households at the end of 2012. One or two-person households occupied 70 per cent of new terraced houses. By contrast, at least three persons usually live in new detached houses.Statistical release
Statistics Finland, Dwellings and housing conditions
Description of indicator
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.