The concepts described on these pages are words and expressions used in statistics with a specific, limited meaning. In everyday speech the word may have a different meaning. In connection with each definition you can find information about which sets of statistics use the concept.

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Place of residence

For the purpose of international/domestic tourism statistics, a person is considered to be a resident in a country/place where he/she has lived for most of the past 12 months. As regards international tourism, place of residence usually refers to the country of residence. As regards domestic tourism, place of residence is often defined as an administrative unit, like municipality or region.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • WTO (matkailu)

Place of residence is the locality where a person has or will have lived continuously for more than 12 months. The person must have a dwelling in the locality concerned. In the Border Interview Survey, place of residence is registered for tourists living in certain countries of residence by using a separate classification of areas of residence.



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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