"At the end of 2010, the number of families with children totalled 582,000... the lowest figure ever recorded in the statistics, with a decline of 1,800 from the year before...
Twenty years ago in 1990, the total number of families with children was still 640,637, and approximately one half of the population were part of a family with children."
Source: Statistics Finland
The number of families is at historically low and lower than it was in 1990 - really astonishing!
A similar discussion on this subject had already occurred in the blog, refer to "Population Perspective"
Indeed, Finland is facing with very serious issues. family formation is on the decrease and is getting older. In the meantime, housing building permit had an exponential growth in the past two decades and price tripled. A real conundrum for assessing where the finnish economy is heading and particularly how the housing market will behave in the next two decades.