News 11 Dec 2018

How is Finland changing?

The newly published Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2018 describes the development of the state of Finland and changes in the lives of Finns.

In addition to the latest data, this comprehensive volume of statistics contains long time series and regional data, as well as plenty of comparison data on other countries. The book is in Finnish, Swedish and English, and contains 600 pages, including in total 623 tables, graphs and maps. The Statistical Yearbook of Finland has been published ever since 1879.

The statistics in the Yearbook reveal, for example, what the year 2017 was like in Finland compared to 2010.

2010

2017

The population of Finland was 5,375,276. Of the population, 68.1 per cent were living in the area of the 50 biggest municipalities.

The population of Finland was 5,513,130. Of the population, 70.0 per cent were living in the area of the 50 biggest municipalities.

A total of 60,980 babies were born: 31,309 boys and 29,671 girls.

A total of 50,321 babies were born: 25,674 boys and 24,647 girls.

Intermunicipal migrations numbered 264,362, of which 46.1 per cent was migration between regions.

Intermunicipal migrations numbered 287,839, of which 47.5 per cent was migration between regions.

In all, 25,636 persons moved to Finland and 11,905 persons emigrated from the country.

In all, 31,797 persons moved to Finland and 16,973 persons emigrated from the country.

A total of 4,334 persons were granted Finnish citizenship, 68.0 per cent of whom originated from Europe.

A total of 12,219 persons were granted Finnish citizenship, 44.3 per cent of whom originated from Europe.

A total of 31,925 marriages were entered into. In all, 13,807 marriages ended in divorce.

A total of 26,542 marriages were entered into. In all, 13,485 marriages ended in divorce.

Old-age pension was started by 44,112 persons and disability pension by 22,898 persons.

Old-age pension was started by 56,615 persons and disability pension by 18,597 persons.

A total of 14,992 fires broke out to which rescue services were alerted.

A total of 11,854 fires broke out to which rescue services were alerted.

Fifteen per cent of women aged 20 to 64 and 22 per cent of men were daily smokers.

Twelve per cent of women aged 20 to 64 and 15 per cent of men were daily smokers.

The number of abortions was 10,303.

The number of abortions was 9,358.

The recorded consumption of alcoholic beverages amounted to 9.7 litres of 100% alcohol per citizen aged 15 or over, in total 43.6 million litres.

The recorded consumption of alcoholic beverages amounted to 8.4 litres of 100% alcohol per citizen aged 15 or over, in total 38.7 million litres.

The recorded number of breaking into a residence and into a free-time residence was 6,453 and motor vehicle burglaries 13,526.

The recorded number of breaking into a residence and into a free-time residence was 4,770 and motor vehicle burglaries 7,650.

The housing loans of household-dwelling units totalled EUR 79.5 billion.

The housing loans of household-dwelling units totalled EUR 86.8 billion.

Source: Statistical Yearbook of Finland 2018. Statistics Finland. Price EUR 80 (incl. VAT).
The publication can be ordered from the customer service of Edita Publishing Oy, tel. +358 20 450 05 or from Edita's NetMarket online store.
The Yearbook can also be downloaded in PDF format at tilastokeskus.fi/vuosikirja2018

Further information: Planner Sirkku Hiltunen +358 29 551 6373

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