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Appendix table 3. Population with a tertiary degree by principal activity in 2010

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 1 190 974 956 492 907 088 49 404 234 482
Doctorate Fields of science total 25 528 21 372 20 793 579 4 156
Natural sciences 5 616 4 619 4 448 171 997
Engineering and technology 3 958 3 488 3 399 89 470
Medical and health sciences 7 131 5 993 5 928 65 1 138
Agricultural sciences 934 765 737 28 169
Social sciences 5 187 4 353 4 236 117 834
Humanities 2 702 2 154 2 045 109 548
Licentiate Fields of science total 9 002 6 861 6 527 334 2 141
Natural sciences 1 766 1 265 1 181 84 501
Engineering and technology 2 363 1 901 1 816 85 462
Medical and health sciences 247 192 187 5 55
Agricultural sciences 159 117 112 5 42
Social sciences 3 064 2 374 2 293 81 690
Humanities 1 403 1 012 938 74 391
Higher-level tertiary degree Fields of science total 331 616 281 303 269 227 12 076 50 313
Natural sciences 34 935 28 993 27 417 1 576 5 942
Engineering and technology 59 196 51 15 48 676 2 478 8 042
Medical and health sciences 33 663 29 045 28 685 360 4 618
Agricultural sciences 9 345 7 510 7 210 300 1 835
Social sciences 137 941 118 965 114 537 4 428 18 976
Humanities 56 536 45 636 42 702 2 934 10 900
Other tertiary degrees Field of science undefined 824 828 646 956 610 541 36 415 177 872

Source: Human resources of science and technology 2011. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 21.03.2013

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