Published: 15 November 2010

Comprehensive schools had 546,400 pupils in 2010

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 546,400 pupils in 2010. The number of pupils in comprehensive school fell by 1.2 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive school were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2010

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 952 546 423 280 166 266 257
Mainland Finland, total 2 929 543 582 278 692 264 890
Uusimaa 538 141 774 72 544 69 230
Itä-Uusimaa 77 11 226 5 689 5 537
Varsinais-Suomi 244 45 631 23 597 22 034
Satakunta 147 22 426 11 608 10 818
Kanta-Häme 106 18 351 9 346 9 005
Pirkanmaa 228 48 190 24 737 23 453
Päijät-Häme 96 19 775 9 972 9 803
Kymenlaakso 106 17 541 8 932 8 609
South Karelia 67 12 321 6 250 6 071
Etelä-Savo 115 14 704 7 525 7 179
Pohjois-Savo 141 24 626 12 600 12 026
North Karelia 94 16 128 8 293 7 835
Central Finland 159 27 864 14 154 13 710
South Ostrobothnia 176 21 276 10 987 10 289
Ostrobothnia 148 18 992 9 839 9 153
Central Ostrobothnia 61 7 926 3 978 3 948
North Ostrobothnia 254 49 036 25 435 23 601
Kainuu 47 7 923 3 970 3 953
Lapland 125 17 872 9 236 8 636
Åland, total 23 2 841 1 474 1 367
Åland 23 2 841 1 474 1 367

There were 2,952 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2010, which was 113 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 97 per cent of the comprehensive schools.


Source: Education 2010. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Irma Suovirta (09) 1734 3280, Ritva Strandberg (09) 1734 3281, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 15.11.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2010/pop_2010_2010-11-15_tie_001_en.html