Published: 14 November 2014

Comprehensive schools had 542,900 pupils in 2014

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 542,900 pupils in 2014. The number of pupils in comprehensive school increased by 0.5 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 2014

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 633 542 932 278 306 264 626
Mainland Finland, total 2 610 540 077 276 804 263 273
Uusimaa 582 156 316 79 779 76 537
Varsinais-Suomi 224 44 312 22 722 21 590
Satakunta 133 21 574 11 121 10 453
Kanta-Häme 92 17 837 9 128 8 709
Pirkanmaa 200 49 856 25 436 24 420
Päijät-Häme 78 19 421 9 880 9 541
Kymenlaakso 93 16 561 8 490 8 071
South Karelia 57 11 778 5 959 5 819
Etelä-Savo 93 13 378 6 914 6 464
Pohjois-Savo 124 23 704 12 193 11 511
North Karelia 80 15 114 7 737 7 377
Central Finland 129 27 417 13 983 13 434
South Ostrobothnia 152 21 005 10 890 10 115
Ostrobothnia 142 19 037 9 877 9 160
Central Ostrobothnia 58 7 815 3 929 3 886
North Ostrobothnia 223 50 654 26 267 24 387
Kainuu 39 7 269 3 741 3 528
Lapland 111 17 029 8 758 8 271
Åland, total 23 2 855 1 502 1 353
Åland 23 2 855 1 502 1 353

In all, 7.5 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2014 and 7.3 per cent special support (see database tables). More about this topic in the statistics on special education to be released in June 2015.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 60,400, of whom 11,400 were in pre-primary education in schools and 49,000 in day care.

There were 2,633 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2014, which was 84 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 96 per cent of the comprehensive schools.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 029 551 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 14.11.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2014/pop_2014_2014-11-14_tie_001_en.html