Published: 13 November 2009

Comprehensive schools had 553,300 pupils in 2009

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 553,300 pupils in 2009. 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 3,065 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2009, which was 109 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 97 per cent of the comprehensive schools.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2009

Region of school Active
comprehensive
schools
Change
from the
year before
Pupils
total
Boys
%
Girls
%
Whole country, total 3,065 -109 553,329 51.3 48.7
Mainland Finland 3,040 -109 550,442 51.3 48.7
Uusimaa 546 -6 142,519 51.2 48.8
Itä-Uusimaa 82 -5 11,255 51.1 48.9
Varsinais-Suomi 262 -7 46,297 51.5 48.5
Satakunta 148 -11 22,973 51.9 48.1
Kanta-Häme 114 -2 18,496 51.2 48.8
Pirkanmaa 241 -6 48,518 51.1 48.9
Päijät-Häme 96 -5 20,196 50.3 49.7
Kymenlaakso 105 0 17,933 51.0 49.0
South Karelia 69 -3 12,669 50.7 49.3
Etelä-Savo 120 -4 15,026 51.2 48.8
Pohjois-Savo 142 -5 25,239 51.1 48.9
North Karelia 100 -10 16,455 51.6 48.4
Central Finland 162 -11 28,214 51.0 49.0
South Ostrobothnia 181 -6 21,580 51.8 48.2
Ostrobothnia 156 -3 19,367 51.6 48.4
Central Ostrobothnia 64 -1 8,326 49.9 50.1
North Ostrobothnia 266 -17 48,744 51.8 48.2
Kainuu 57 0 8,189 50.3 49.7
Lapland 129 -7 18,446 51.5 48.5
Åland 25 0 2,887 51.4 48.6
Åland 25 0 2,887 51.4 48.6

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2009/pop_2009_2009-11-13_tie_001_en.html