Published: 29 August 2013

Completers of curriculum-based basic vocational education numbered 36,500 in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, completers of curriculum-based vocational education provided by educational institutions numbered 36,500 in 2012. The number of completers was around 3,5 per cent up on the previous year. Fifty-two per cent of the qualifiers were men. The largest number, 42 per cent, of the qualifications were attained in the field of technology and transport. The next largest numbers were attained in the fields of welfare, health and sport (17 per cent), tourism, catering and home economics (12 per cent) and economics and administration (11 per cent). The shares of other fields of education were below 10 per cent.

Completers of curriculum-based basic vocational education by field of education 2012 1)

Field of education Completers of education, total Completers of education, men Completers of education, women
Total 36 532 19 110 17 422
Humanities and Education 643 118 525
Culture 2 684 903 1 781
Economics and Administration 4 152 1 473 2 679
Natural sciences 1 104 980 124
Technology and Transport 15 206 12 548 2 658
Natural resources and the Environment 1 879 857 1 022
Welfare, Health and Sport 6 066 628 5 438
Tourism, Catering and Home economics 4 236 1 146 3 090
Other education 562 457 105
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 29.8.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Students in curriculum-based vocational education 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.7.2019].
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