Intended use of building

The intended use of a building is determined according to the purpose for which the largest part of the gross floor area of the building is used. The categories are as follows:
- residential buildings
- commercial buildings
- office buildings
- transport and communications buildings
- health care and social services buildings
- assembly buildings
- educational buildings
- industrial buildings
- warehouses
- fire fighting and rescue services buildings
- other buildings.

The classification of the intended use of buildings is given in Statistics Finland's Handbook Classification of Buildings 1994. Not all the classes in the building classification are included in the Statitics Finland's building stock.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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