Persons whose both parents or the only known parent have been born abroad are considered to be persons with foreign background. Persons who have been born abroad and whose parents' data are not included in the Population Information System are also considered to be persons with foreign background. Persons born in Finland before 1970, whose native language is a foreign language have been considered to be persons with foreign background, as have persons born in Finland in 1970 or after this, whose parents' data are not included in the Population Information System. Persons, whose mother tongue is not Finnish, Swedish or Sami are regarded as foreign-language speakers.
See a more detailed definition of the origin classification: *<*a href="http://tilastokeskus.fi/meta/kas/syntypera_ja_ta_en.html"*>* origin and backgorund country.*<*/a*>*
Validity of the definition
- Valid until (31 December 2078)