General information about the data collection

Target population for the inquiry

The inquiry is sent to part of multi-establishment enterprises and corporations. Annually, the inquiry for multi-establishment enterprises or corporations includes approximately 2,000 enterprises.

Time of the inquiry

The inquiry is replied to in November using a web questionnaire.


The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the data as confidential. According to Section 18 of the Statistics Act, public data include: business identity code, legal form, the name, industry, language code, domicile, address and other contact information, type of owner, the location of activity and establishments, size category of turnover and type classification of entrepreneurial activity, total number of personnel and number of personnel by municipality, whether they are involved in international trade, whether they belong to the value added tax and preliminary tax withholding register, whether they are involved in primary production, whether they operate as an employer, and group relationships of corporations, foundations and self-employed persons. In respect of establishments, data on establishment code, operating time, the name, industry, location, public address and other public contact information, and size category of personnel are public.

The collected data concerning individual persons are treated confidentially and they are used only for statistical purposes.