Sample characteristics: Finland
|2010 Population Census
|In Finland the complete set of statistics on the 2010 Population Census contains data describing the population structure, families, dwellings and housing conditions, buildings and free-time residences, and employment. Population censuses are drawn in Finland entirely from registers and administrative files. The reference point of time of the census is 31 December 2010.
|De jure or de facto
|De jure (register-based)
|December 31, 2010
|Field work period
|Register reference date of December 31, 2010
|Population censuses are drawn in Finland entirely from registers and administrative files. Information compiled for the census describes the population structure, families, dwellings and housing conditions, buildings and free-time residences, and employment.
|Type of fieldwork
|Register data from a variety of sources including Population Information System of the Population Register Centre, Finnish National Board of Education, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, the Ministry of Labour’s Register of Jobseekers, taxation data, and others.
|Microdata sample characteristics
|Random sample of 5% of individuals.
|Sample size (person records)
|Self-weighting (expansion factor = 20).
|Units identified in microdata
|A dwelling is a housing unit intended to be residential.
|Households are persons who are permanently residing in a dwelling unit.
|Persons who, according to the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre, are permanently institutionalised, living in residential homes and abroad and homeless people are not included in the dwelling population. Likewise, persons living in buildings classified as residential homes whose living quarters do not meet the definition of dwelling are not included.