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3. Population with a tertiary degree by principal activity in 2007

Tertiary degree Fields of science Principal activity total
Principal activity In labour force Employed Unemployed Not in labour force
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 1 109 735 908 096 869 100 38 996 201 639
Doctorate Fields of science total 21 823 18 472 18 047 425 3 351
Natural sciences 4 868 4 053 3 913 140 815
Engineering and technology 3 275 2 916 2 879 37 359
Medical and health sciences 6 309 5 389 5 340 49 920
Agricultural sciences 824 673 651 22 151
Social sciences 4 241 3 640 3 532 108 601
Humanities 2 306 1 801 1 732 69 505
Licentiate Fields of science total 9 057 7 263 6 950 313 1 794
Natural sciences 1 791 1 387 1 319 68 404
Engineering and technology 2 391 2 039 1 973 66 352
Medical and health sciences 255 203 200 3 52
Agricultural sciences 160 119 111 8 41
Social sciences 2 970 2 411 2 332 79 559
Humanities 1 490 1 104 1 015 89 386
Higher degree level Fields of science total 292 745 250 309 241 601 8 708 42 436
Natural sciences 31 125 26 195 24 981 1 214 4 930
Engineering and technology 51 112 44 970 43 664 1 306 6 142
Medical and health sciences 30 089 25 976 25 727 249 4 113
Agricultural sciences 8 572 6 887 6 628 259 1 685
Social sciences 121 250 105 788 102 514 3 274 15 462
Humanities 50 597 40 493 38 087 2 406 10 104
Other tertiary degrees Undefined field of science 786 110 632 052 602 502 29 550 154 058

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2007. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marianne Kaplas (09) 1734 3421, tiede.teknologia@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 22.04.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3244. 2008, 3. Population with a tertiary degree by principal activity in 2007 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.2.2019].
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