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3. Population with tertiary level education by the principal activity in 2005

    Total In labour force Employed Unemployed Not in labour force
Total of tertiary degrees 1 063 631 878 017 830 375 47 642 185 614
Doctorate Total 19 409 16 509 16 121 388 2 900
Natural sciences 4 250 3 567 3 449 118 683
Engineering and technology 2 709 2 426 2 399 27 283
Medical and health sciences 5 983 5 096 5 046 50 887
Agricultural sciences 687 563 543 20 124
Social sciences 3 715 3 201 3 105 96 514
Humanities 2 065 1 656 1 579 77 409
Licentiate Total 8 976 7 294 7 001 293 1 682
Natural sciences 1 721 1 371 1 307 64 350
Engineering and technology 2 352 2 051 1 988 63 301
Medical and health sciences 261 218 215 3 43
Agricultural sciences 192 140 132 8 52
Social sciences 2 962 2 428 2 351 77 534
Humanities 1 488 1 086 1 008 78 402
Higher-degree level Total 271 017 232 838 223 567 9 271 38 179
Natural sciences 28 304 23 931 22 657 1 274 4 373
Engineering and technology 45 937 40 539 39 143 1 396 5 398
Medical and health sciences 29 603 25 738 25 457 281 3 865
Agricultural sciences 8 371 6 847 6 490 357 1 524
Social sciences 111 928 98 010 94 473 3 537 13 918
Humanities 46 874 37 773 35 347 2 426 9 101
Other tertiary degrees Undefined field of science 764 229 621 376 583 686 37 690 142 853

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2006. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Markku Virtaharju (09) 1734 3290

Director in charge: Kaija Hovi


Updated 19.12.2007

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Statistics: Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
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