Published: 15 November 2012

Comprehensive schools had 539,500 pupils in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 539,500 pupils in 2012. The number of pupils in comprehensive school fell by 0.4 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive school were girls and 51 per cent were boys. The number of pre-primary education pupils was 59,600, of whom 12,200 were in pre-primary education in schools and 47,400 in day care.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2012

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 789 539 545 276 363 263 182
Mainland Finland, total 2 766 536 732 274 911 261 821
Uusimaa 600 152 613 77 699 74 914
Varsinais-Suomi 234 44 614 23 022 21 592
Satakunta 142 21 797 11 273 10 524
Kanta-Häme 97 17 827 9 047 8 780
Pirkanmaa 215 48 667 24 828 23 839
Päijät-Häme 90 19 429 9 862 9 567
Kymenlaakso 100 16 956 8 657 8 299
South Karelia 61 11 931 6 067 5 864
Etelä-Savo 101 13 913 7 165 6 748
Pohjois-Savo 128 24 102 12 358 11 744
North Karelia 86 15 558 7 941 7 617
Central Finland 148 27 244 13 856 13 388
South Ostrobothnia 167 21 187 10 984 10 203
Ostrobothnia 145 18 865 9 782 9 083
Central Ostrobothnia 60 7 746 3 941 3 805
North Ostrobothnia 229 49 557 25 776 23 781
Kainuu 44 7 397 3 751 3 646
Lapland 119 17 329 8 902 8 427
Åland, total 23 2 813 1 452 1 361
Åland 23 2 813 1 452 1 361

There were 2,789 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2012, which was 81 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 96 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 15.11.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2012/pop_2012_2012-11-15_tie_001_en.html