Published: 19 June 2013

Students in curriculum-based basic vocational education numbered 132,600 in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, the number of students in curriculum-based vocational education provided by educational institutions was 132,600 in 2012. New students numbered 50,000. The number of students and new students was one per cent lower then one year previously. Fifty-three per cent of students were men. The majority of students were studying in the fields of technology and transport (42 per cent), welfare and health (16 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 basic vocational education by field of education 2012 1)

Field of education New students, total New students, women Students, total Students, women
Total 50 002 23 973 132 554 61 761
Humanities and Education 783 604 2 224 1 726
Culture 3 482 2 327 9 595 6 211
Economics and Administration 5 908 3 626 15 298 9 159
Natural sciences 1 494 176 4 156 479
Technology and Transport 20 750 4 019 55 929 10 012
Natural resources and the Environment 2 650 1 457 6 788 3 650
Welfare, Health and Sport 8 275 7 235 21 422 18 803
Tourism, Catering and Home economics 6 315 4 458 16 181 11 516
Other education 345 71 961 205
1) Excluding apprenticeship training.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riitta Auvinen 09 1734 3569, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 19.6.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Participants and/or completers of a qualification in apprenticeship training in then calendar year 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.10.2019].
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