Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Decrease in the number of persons speaking national languages as their native language accelerated
29 Mar 2018
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on population structure, the official total population of Finland at the end of 2017 was 5,513,130. In the course of 2017, Finlands population grew by 9,833 persons. Population growth was smallest since 2000. The number of persons speaking Finnish, Swedish or Sami as their native language went down by 9,499 persons. The number of foreign-language speakers grew by 19,332 persons.

Next release:
20 Jun 2018

Description: These statistics on the structure of the population describe Finnish and foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland at the turn of the year. The statistics contain data on the population’s place of residence, age, native language, nationality and country of birth, as well as on the spouse, all children and parents of an individual person. The statistics also contain data on the day a person was married or divorced. The data are obtained from the Population Register Centre’s population information system.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.5.2018].
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