Family population and average size of family in 1950–2008

Year    Families, total    Family population    Whole population  Proportion of family population, % Average size of family
1950 930,572 3,457,474 4,029,803 85.8 3.72
1960 1,036,270 3,855,037 4,446,222 86.7 3.72
1970 1,153,878 3,986,005 4,598,336 86.7 3.45
1980 1,278,102 4,023,091 4,787,778 84.0 3.15
1985 1,331,971 4,108,856 4,910,664 83.7 3.08
1990 1,365,341 4,101,922 4,998,478 82.1 3.00
1991 .. .. .. .. ..
1992 1,374,961 4,111,580 5,054,982 81.3 2.99
1993 1,377,451 4,114,603 5,077,912 81.0 2.99
1994 1,379,852 4,102,865 5,098,754 80.5 2.97
1995 1,382,970 4,093,038 5,116,829 80.0 2.96
1996 1,386,414 4,086,104 5,132,320 79.6 2.95
1997 1,389,920 4,079,391 5,147,349 79.3 2.93
1998 1,393,793 4,069,211 5,159,646 78.9 2.92
1999 1,397,660 4,059,928 5,171,302 78.5 2.90
2000 1,401,963 4,053,850 5,181,115 78.2 2.89
2001 1,407,759 4,046,205 5,194,901 77.9 2.87
2002 1,411,947 4,042,577 5,206,295 77.6 2.86
2003 1,415,104 4,037,970 5,219,732 77.4 2.85
2004 1,420,781 4,038,055 5,236,611 77.1 2.84
2005 1,426,002 4,037,753 5,255,580 76.8 2.83
2006 1,431,376 4,039,944 5,276,955 76.6 2.82
2007 1,437,709 4,045,561 5,300,484 76.3 2.81
2008 1,444,386 4,051,662 5,326,314 76.1 2.81

Source: Families 2008, Population and Cause of Death Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marjut Pietiläinen, Timo Nikander (09) 1734 2798, (09) 1734 3250, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 29.5.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. 2008, Family population and average size of family in 1950–2008 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/perh/2008/perh_2008_2009-05-29_tau_002_en.html