Official Statistics of Finland

Income distribution statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of EU citizens at risk of poverty or social exclusion is 118 million
24 May 2018
In all, 23.5 per cent of the citizens of the European Unions 28 member states were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2015. In Finland, 16.6 per cent of the household population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, around 896,000 persons. These data derive from the results of the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, where Finland's data are based on Statistics Finlands income distribution statistics.

Next release:
19 Dec 2018

Description: The income distribution statistics describe the distribution of the annual income of households and income differentials between different population groups. The statistics describe the amount of disposable income and its formation from different sources when taking taxation and income transfers into consideration. Income and its distribution are also examined by groups according to level of income, socio-economic status, stage in life cycle and area of residence. The statistics also describe the earned and entrepreneurial incomes of household members.
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Keywords: capital income, cash income, current transfers, current transfers paid, current transfers received, disposable income, dividends, entrepreneurial income, equivalent income, factor income, gini coefficient, gross income, households, imputed income from owner-occupied dwellings, income, income differentials, income distribution, income from owner-occupied dwellings, income from property, interest rates, livelihood, living conditions, persistent risk of poverty, persons at risk of poverty, persons with high income, real income, realised capital gains, socio-economic group, subjective financial well-being, taxable income, taxation, wages and salaries.
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Change: Change to the income concept used in the basic releases of the income distribution statistics
20 Mar 2013
From the statistical reference year 2011 onwards, the income distribution statistics will start to use households' disposable money income as the main concept in their basic releases.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Income distribution statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1331. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.12.2018].
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