Published: 15 November 2011

Comprehensive schools had 541,900 pupils in 2011

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 541,900 pupils in 2011. The number of pupils in comprehensive school fell by 0.8 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive school were girls and 51 per cent were boys. The number of pre-primary education pupils was 58,800, of whom 12,600 were in pre-primary education in schools and 46,200 in day care.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2011

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 870 541 931 277 896 264 035
Mainland Finland, total 2 847 539 091 276 418 262 673
Uusimaa 612 152 400 77 795 74 605
Varsinais-Suomi 242 45 096 23 308 21 788
Satakunta 144 22 098 11 501 10 597
Kanta-Häme 102 18 246 9 298 8 948
Pirkanmaa 222 48 375 24 745 23 630
Päijät-Häme 93 19 623 9 903 9 720
Kymenlaakso 106 17 245 8 795 8 450
South Karelia 63 12 096 6 117 5 979
Etelä-Savo 108 14 267 7 338 6 929
Pohjois-Savo 133 24 359 12 517 11 842
North Karelia 88 15 740 8 077 7 663
Central Finland 152 27 459 13 957 13 502
South Ostrobothnia 171 21 236 10 989 10 247
Ostrobothnia 147 18 845 9 752 9 093
Central Ostrobothnia 60 7 752 3 938 3 814
North Ostrobothnia 235 49 057 25 504 23 553
Kainuu 45 7 637 3 842 3 795
Lapland 124 17 560 9 042 8 518
Åland, total 23 2 840 1 478 1 362
Åland 23 2 840 1 478 1 362

There were 2,870 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2011, which was 82 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 97 per cent of the comprehensive schools.


Source: Education. 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 15.11.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2011/pop_2011_2011-11-15_tie_001_en.html