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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, September

Published: 24 September 2019

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,524,387 at the end of August

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,524,387 at the end of August. Our country's population increased by 6,468 persons during January-August. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 12,071. The number of births was 5,152 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2016–2019*

 Population increase by month 2016–2019*

During January-August, 30,431 children were born, which is 2,014 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2018. The number of deaths was 35,583, which is 1,173 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for August, 21,351 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 9,280 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 870 higher and the number of emigrants 2,845 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 6,382 of the immigrants and 6,187 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 192,936 during January-August. Compared with the corresponding period in 2018, the decrease was 877 migrations according to the municipal division of 2019.


Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 24.09.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
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