Appendix table 2. Background factors of persons entitled to vote in the Municipal elections 2017

Persons
entitled
to vote/
whole
country
Voting
areas with
complete
voting
data
Municipalities
with
voting data
for all
voting
districts
Voting
districts in
municipalities
with
voting
data for
some
voting
districts
Age, average 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.1
Sex, men (%) 48.8 48.8 49.4 48.3
Income, median (EUR) 24.814.0 24.583.0 25.658.0 23.600.0
Level of education
lower
secondary
(%)
27.2 27.5 29.0 26.1
upper
secondary
(%)
41.9 42.8 42.1 43.4
lowest
tertiary
(%)
10.0 10.3 10.3 10.3
lower
tertiary
(%)
10.9 10.8 10.4 11.1
higher
university,
doctorate
(%)
10.0 8.6 8.2 9.0
Main type of activity
Employed (%) 51.0 50.5 52.7 48.4
Unemployed (%) 8.4 8.6 8.0 9.2
Students (%) 7.0 7.3 6.3 8.1
Pensioners (%) 29.7 30.1 29.3 30.8
Other
inactive
population (%)
3.9 3.6 3.6 3.5
Language
Finnish-
speaking (%)
89.4 90.3 88.3 92.1
Swedish-
speaking (%)
4.7 4.4 5.3 3.5
Other
language
speaking (%)
5.8 5.2 6.4 4.4
Foreign background 
Finnish
background
(%)
94.2 94.6 93.5 95.6

Foreign
background
(%)
5.8 5.4 6.5 4.4
Support 
Centre
Party of
Finland
(%)
17.5 17.8 19.8 15.9
Coalition
Party
(%)
20.7 19.4 19.2 19.6

Finns
Party
(%)
8.8 9.4 10.3 8.6

Finnish
Social
Democratic
Party
(%)
19.4 21.5 20.1 22.7
Green
League
(%)
12.5 11.4 10.5 12.3
Left
Alliance
(%)
8.8 8.6 8.0 9.1

Swedish
People’s
Party in
Finland
(%)
4.9 5.0 6.3 3.8
Christian
Democrats in
Finland
(%)
4.1 4.1 3.5 4.7
Others
(%)
3.3 2.9 2.3 3.4

Source: Municipal Elections 2017, Review of voting, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Sami Fredriksson 029 551 2696, Jaana Asikainen 029 551 3506, vaalit@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 5.5.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Municipal elections [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-1114. background analysis of candidates and elected persons 2017, Appendix table 2. Background factors of persons entitled to vote in the Municipal elections 2017 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kvaa/2017/05/kvaa_2017_05_2017-05-05_tau_002_en.html