Statistics Finland’s archives

Statistics Finland’s archive research services operate in connection with the Library of Statistics. The archive material comprises original data on the statistics produced by Statistics Finland and its predecessors and unpublished table data as well as Statistics Finland’s administrative documents and some committee and private archives. The materials are in paper or microfilm format. The archives are open to anyone who is interested.

The purpose of Statistics Finland’s archives management is to safeguard the preservation of the material and keep it available for research and information services. Material transferred to the archive can be studied in the research premises at Statistics Finland’s archives, which are situated next to the Library of Statistics. Through the chargeable copy service you can obtain paper copies up to size A3. Statistics Finland’s service price list is applied to copying. Information about, for example, the use of other statistical data published in Statistics Finland’s online service or the use and prices of chargeable unit-level research material can be found on the Statistics pages and Statistics Finland’s research services page.

Statistics Finland’s Registrar’s Office is responsible for information service concerning handling of administrative matters.

There are restrictions concerning the use of some materials, for example, the basic data of the statistics are confidential for a period of 25 years and, as regards personal data, for a period of 100 or 50 years from the death of a person. The use of such material requires a licence procedure. You can order the material you want to the research premises in advance either by visiting Statistics Finland, by telephone or email.

Statistics Finland has transferred documentation dating back more than 40 years which requires permanent storage mainly to the National Archives of Finland. You can inquire about the material from the National Archives’ information service. The data on the material released to the National Archives can also be found in the National Archives’ Vakka database.

Last updated 26 Nov 2018