The decades of Finnish independence have seen several radical social, economic, scientific and technological changes. These changes are also clearly visible in social statistics - statistics are, after all, a mirror of society.
Through the 12 months of the 90th anniversary year of Finnish independence, Statistics Finland will publish on this website examples of what the development of our society and its current situation look like in the light of statistics.
We hope that these examples from statistics will help citizens to familiarize themselves with their roots and history. At the same time the examples offer a look behind the statistics, where they can be read not only as numbers but also as real stories about life and our society.
|January:||90-year-old Finland on the global map of states|
|February:||From slash-and-burn fields to post-industrial society - 90 years of change in industrial structure|
|March:||The use and sources of energy 1917-2007|
|April:||Books in Finland: A Success Story|
|May:||The growing years of Finland's industrial production|
|June:||From villa ownership to national leisure-time activity|
|July:||Finns consume eleven times more now than 100 years ago|
|August:||Labour disputes in independent Finland|
|September:||From hand-cranked connections to hands-free mobile calls - history of telecommunications in Finland seen through statistics|
|October:||A century of motoring in Finland|
|November:||Education in Finland: more education for more people|
|December:||Population development in independent Finland - greying Baby Boomers|
Last updated 4.12.2007