Published: 14 November 2008

Comprehensive schools had 561,100 pupils in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 561,100 pupils in 2008. The number of pupils in comprehensive school fell by 1.7 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 3,174 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2008, which was 89 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 97 per cent of the comprehensive schools.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2008

Region of school Active
comprehensive
schools
Change
from the
year before
Pupils
total
Boys
%
Girls
%
Whole country, total 3 174 -89 561 061 51,2 48,8
Mainland Finland 3 149 -89 558 142 51,2 48,8
Uusimaa 552 -1 143 478 51,1 48,9
Itä-Uusimaa 87 -4 11 669 51,4 48,6
Varsinais-Suomi 269 -4 46 883 51,6 48,4
Satakunta 159 -9 23 319 51,5 48,5
Kanta-Häme 116 -1 18 686 51,0 49,0
Pirkanmaa 247 -6 49 011 51,1 48,9
Päijät-Häme 101 -1 20 512 50,4 49,6
Kymenlaakso 105 -2 18 307 51,1 48,9
South Karelia 72 0 12 948 50,5 49,5
Etelä-Savo 124 -5 15 482 51,1 48,9
Pohjois-Savo 147 -10 25 787 51,1 48,9
North Karelia 110 -4 16 814 51,4 48,6
Central Finland 173 -11 28 710 51,1 48,9
South Ostrobothnia 187 -6 22 002 51,7 48,3
Ostrobothnia 159 -2 19 595 51,7 48,3
Central Ostrobothnia 65 -2 8 450 50,2 49,8
North Ostrobothnia 283 -9 48 983 51,6 48,4
Kainuu 57 -4 8 519 50,3 49,7
Lapland 136 -8 18 987 51,1 48,9
Åland 25 0 2 919 51,6 48,4
Åland 25 0 2 919 51,6 48,4

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 14.11.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2008/pop_2008_2008-11-14_tie_001_en.html