Statistics on pensioners' housing allowances

Producer: Kela – The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

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The statistics on the housing allowance for pensioners contain data on payments of housing allowance for pensioners by Kela. They provide statistical information about the recipients, their dwellings and housing costs, and the expenditure on housing allowances for pensioners. Together with the statistics on the general housing allowance, the housing supplement for students and the housing assistance for conscripts, they present an overall view of means-tested housing benefits.

Data content

Recipients of housing allowance for pensioners at the statistical reference time point, data about dwellings and the amount of housing allowance, and benefit expenditure during the statistical reference period.

Classifications used

General demographic, dwelling and regional classifications.

Data collection methods and data sources

Compiled from individual-level statistical registers, which are based on benefit databases created in the course of administering the housing allowance for pensioners scheme.

Updating frequency

Published monthly and yearly.

Time of completion or release

Monthly statistics are published in the month following the reference month. Annual statistics are released by the middle of the following year.

Time series

Information about the housing allowance for pensioners is available since 1971.


social security, housing allowance, pensioners.

Contact information

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