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Emptying blocks of flats in Valga and Lüganuse rural municipalities and Kohtla-Järve city

How many blocks of flats are there in Kohtla-Järve city and Lüganuse and Valga rural municipalities in which all or most dwellings are unoccupied? Can this question be answered by looking at electricity consumption data? We prepared an analysis, using place of residence registrations and electricity consumption data, to determine how many of the flats in the blocks of flats in Kohtla-Järve city and Lüganuse and Valga rural municipalities are empty.

Read more: The analysis results are used in a project on emptying blocks of flats (in Estonian)

Interesting fact: 

The largest number of empty flats are in Sompa district in Kohtla-Järve city: there were no inhabitants registered in nearly a half of the flats and no electricity consumed during the year in a third of the flats.

Commissioned by: 

Ministry of Finance

Data sources: 

population register, building register, Address Data System, electricity consumption data of Elering

Authors: 

Tõnu Raitviir, Liisi Lillipuu, Kaja Sõstra