Published: 13 November 2015

Comprehensive schools had 546,100 pupils in 2015

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 546,100 pupils in 2015. The number of pupils in comprehensive school increased by 0.6 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 2015

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 517 546 065 279 876 266 189
Mainland Finland, total 2 494 543 215 278 396 264 819
Uusimaa 566 159 014 81 153 77 861
Varsinais-Suomi 218 44 281 22 775 21 506
Satakunta 128 21 245 10 973 10 272
Kanta-Häme 89 17 749 9 037 8 712
Pirkanmaa 189 50 485 25 697 24 788
Päijät-Häme 74 19 241 9 835 9 406
Kymenlaakso 86 16 299 8 338 7 961
South Karelia 51 11 707 5 958 5 749
Etelä-Savo 80 13 176 6 801 6 375
Pohjois-Savo 120 23 484 12 107 11 377
North Karelia 74 14 831 7 608 7 223
Central Finland 119 27 602 14 086 13 516
South Ostrobothnia 144 21 104 10 885 10 219
Ostrobothnia 139 19 194 9 932 9 262
Central Ostrobothnia 55 7 938 4 009 3 929
North Ostrobothnia 219 51 632 26 765 24 867
Kainuu 37 7 204 3 709 3 495
Lapland 106 17 029 8 728 8 301
Åland, total 23 2 850 1 480 1 370
Åland 23 2 850 1 480 1 370

In all, 8.4 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2015 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 2016.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 61,700, of whom 11,400 were in pre-primary education in schools and 50,300 in day care.

There were 2,517 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2015, which was 116 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: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 13.11.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2015/pop_2015_2015-11-13_tie_001_en.html