Appendix table 4. The population of Finland and students in post-comprehensive education by sector of education and age group in 2012 1)

Age Population Upper secondary general education Vocational education Polytechnic education University education
–15 952 010 371 61 - -
16–20 328 854 101 923 108 311 17 985 13 988
21–25 335 657 2 663 43 499 64 622 57 150
26–30 348 247 976 29 084 24 235 41 104
31–35 342 053 453 23 104 12 372 22 933
36–40 322 075 255 19 672 7 712 12 330
41–45 339 678 172 18 365 5 664 7 619
46–50 375 395 165 16 904 4 543 5 904
51–55 370 704 129 11 641 2 114 3 974
56–60 381 799 104 4 925 551 2 329
60– 1 188 640 199 848 78 1 710
1) In the table, population size by age group in 2012 is compared with the number of students data in 2012 received from educational institutions The numbers of students include persons who do not belong to the population of Finland. More information about the population of Finland is available on the home page of Population Statistics (http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/til/vaerak/index_en.html).

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 29.1.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Students and qualifications of educational institutions [e-publication].
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