Appendix table 2. Family population and average size of family in 1950–2009

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
2009 1,450,488 4,059,511 5,351,427 75.9 2.80

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 28.5.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. 2009, Appendix table 2. Family population and average size of family in 1950–2009 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/perh/2009/perh_2009_2010-05-28_tau_002_en.html