Published: 15 November 2007

Comprehensive schools had 570,700 pupils in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 570,700 pupils in 2007. The number of pupils in comprehensive school fell by 1.4 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive school were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

There were 3,263 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2007, which was 130 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 97 per cent of the comprehensive schools.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2007

Region of school Active
comprehensive
schools
Change
from the
year before
Pupils
total
Boys
%
Girls
%
Whole country, total 3 263 -130 570 689 51,2 48,8
Mainland Finland 3 238 -130 567 742 51,2 48,8
Uusimaa 553 -5 145 234 51,1 48,9
Itä-Uusimaa 91 -4 11 786 51,4 48,6
Varsinais-Suomi 273 -8 47 716 51,5 48,5
Satakunta 168 -3 23 862 51,4 48,6
Kanta-Häme 117 -4 18 875 51,1 48,9
Pirkanmaa 253 -12 49 624 51,1 48,9
Päijät-Häme 102 -9 20 858 50,4 49,6
Kymenlaakso 107 -7 18 753 51,3 48,7
South Karelia 72 -1 13 251 50,5 49,5
Etelä-Savo 129 -7 15 893 51,1 48,9
Pohjois-Savo 157 -11 26 424 51,1 48,9
North Karelia 114 -7 17 443 51,4 48,6
Central Finland 184 -9 29 307 51,2 48,8
South Ostrobothnia 193 -15 22 323 51,7 48,3
Ostrobothnia 161 -3 19 810 52,0 48,0
Central Ostrobothnia 67 -1 8 566 50,0 50,0
North Ostrobothnia 292 -13 49 316 51,5 48,5
Kainuu 61 -4 8 924 50,7 49,3
Lapland 144 -7 19 777 51,2 48,8
Åland 25 0 2 947 51,3 48,7
Åland 25 0 2 947 51,3 48,7

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Ritva Strandberg +358 9 1734 3281, Ms Irma Suovirta +358 9 1734 3280, koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 15.11.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2007/pop_2007_2007-11-15_tie_001_en.html