Published: 23 February 2017

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,502,640 at the end of January

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,502,640 at the end of January. Our country's population increased by 47 persons during January. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 1 201. The number of births was 1 154 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2013–2017*

 Population increase by month 2013–2017*

During January, 4,144 children were born, which is 248 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2016. The number of deaths was 5,298, which is 71 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January, 2,484 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,283 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 283 higher and the number of emigrants 232 less than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 646 of the immigrants and 921 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 21,428 during January. Compared with the corresponding period in 2016, the increase was 1,464 migrations according to the municipal division of 2016.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Miina Keski-Petäjä 029 551 3240, Matti Saari 029 551 3401,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. January 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.3.2017].
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