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Appendix table 3. Population with a tertiary degree by principal activity in 2009

    Principal activity
Tertiary degree Field of science 16–74 year old population In labour force Employed Unemployed Not in labour force
Tertiary degrees total Fields of science total 1 166 432 944 123 888 451 55 672 222 309
Doctorate Fields of science total 24 371 20 584 20 039 545 3 787
Natural sciences 5 386 4 470 4 298 172 916
Engineering and technology 3 717 3 302 3 214 88 415
Medical and health sciences 6 900 5 855 5 798 57 1 045
Agricultural sciences 911 753 732 21 158
Social sciences 4 878 4 135 4 021 114 743
Humanities 2 579 2 069 1 976 93 510
Licentiate Fields of science total 9 083 7 050 6 711 339 2 033
Natural sciences 1 793 1 315 1 233 82 478
Engineering and technology 2 394 1 967 1 881 86 427
Medical and health sciences 249 193 192 1 56
Agricultural sciences 160 119 112 7 41
Social sciences 3 053 2 415 2 330 85 638
Humanities 1 434 1 041 963 78 393
Higher-level tertiary degree Fields of science total 319 713 272 643 259 941 12 702 47 070
Natural sciences 34 213 28 775 27 097 1 678 5 438
Engineering and technology 55 274 48 073 45 498 2 575 7 201
Medical and health sciences 32 408 27 985 27 651 334 4 423
Agricultural sciences 9 135 7 345 7 052 293 1 790
Social sciences 133 611 115 897 111 157 4 740 17 714
Humanities 55 072 44 568 41 486 3 082 10 504
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 813 265 643 846 601 760 42 086 169 419

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2010. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marianne Kaplas 09 1734 3421

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds


Updated 22.03.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Human resources of science and technology [e-publication].
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