Published: 12 June 2009

Students in curriculum-based basic vocational education
numbered 127,300 in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, the number of students in curriculum-based vocational education provided by educational institutions was 127,300 in 2008.

New students numbered 48,600. The number of students was 1 per cent higher and that of new students 0.2 per cent lower than one year previously. Fifty-four per cent of students were men.

The majority of students were studying in the fields of technology and transport (43 per cent), welfare and health (15 per cent) and tourism, catering and home economics (12 per cent).

Data on students describe the situation of 20 September.

New students and students in curriculum-based vocational education by region 2008

Region of education Curriculum-based basic vocational education in 2008
New students Students
Whole country, total 48,569 127,284
Mainland Finland 48,287 126,557
Uusimaa 10,032 25,521
Itä-Uusimaa 777 1,976
Varsinais-Suomi 3,689 9,747
Satakunta 2,195 5,930
Kanta-Häme 1,915 5,040
Pirkanmaa 4,218 11,212
Päijät-Häme 1,968 5,479
Kymenlaakso 1,722 4,503
South Karelia 1,109 2,945
Etelä-Savo 1,519 3,991
Pohjois-Savo 2,714 6,860
North Karelia 1,901 4,966
Central Finland 2,694 6,842
South Ostrobothnia 2,137 5,771
Ostrobothnia 1,625 4,379
Central Ostrobothnia 894 2,379
North Ostrobothnia 4,255 10,901
Kainuu 682 1,876
Lapland 2,241 6,239
Åland 282 727
Åland 282 727

Source: Education Statistics, Statistics Finland.

Inquiries: Ms Reija Vento +358 9 1734 3279, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 12.6.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Students in curriculum-based vocational education 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.5.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2008/01/aop_2008_01_2009-06-12_tie_001_en.html