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Fri, 04 Nov, 2016 02:18:15 AM
FTimes Report, Nov 4

The shares of households owning more than one car have not changed since 2012, according to Statistics Finland’s data.

Seventy-four per cent of households had at least one car in 2012 and 2016. Seventeen per cent of households had two cars and around three per cent had three or more cars, a survey finds.

The number of households that use cars has increased slightly as there are now around 70,000 more households than in 2012.

The share of households owning other motor vehicles have not increased either from 2012 to 2016. Eleven per cent of households did not even own a bicycle in the first half of 2016 as per the interviews conducted by Statistics Finland for the Household Budget Survey.

Around 35 per cent of households have a pet of some kind. In 2012, altogether 30 per cent of households had a pet. Twenty-two per cent of households have at least one dog and 15 per cent have at least one cat.

Four per cent of households have both a cat and a dog.

In 2012, in total 19 per cent of households had at least one dog, 14 per cent at least one cat, and three per cent both a dog and a cat. Around two per cent of households had an aquarium or terrarium.

One per cent of households had a pony or a riding horse. There were very little other pets. The share and number of households owning pets have thus grown.

The households had a total of around 800,000 dogs In the first half of 2016, while in 2012 the number of dogs was some 630,000.

The number of cats in households has not increased over the past four years and the number is almost unchanged at around 600,000 cats.

Nine per cent of those who had made independent leisure trips by air had paid the carbon offset. The share is surprisingly high.

Fourteen per cent of households use charged music streaming services and 41 per cent use charged television services, the data show.

One per cent of households have a panic alarm phone with a monthly fee. Eighty per cent of panic alarm phones are found among the oldest age group.

Three per cent of households have an alarm system with a monthly fee. Nearly 80 per cent of the households with an alarm system live in detached houses.

Dwelling-specific water measuring has increased clearly.

In 2016, altogether 26 per cent of households living in blocks of flats used it while in 2012 the share was 17 per cent. Among households living in terraced houses, 50 per cent had dwelling-specific water measuring, as was also the case in 2012.

The table depicts how respondents view the economic situation of their household compared to the previous year in the first half of 2016.

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