Published: 14 November 2016

Comprehensive schools had 550,200 pupils in 2016

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 550,200 pupils in 2016. The number of pupils in comprehensive schools increased by 0.8 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive schools were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

Pupils in comprehensive schools by region in 2016

Region of school Active comprehensive
schools
Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 449 550 236 281 807 268 429
Mainland Finland, total 2 426 547 387 280 316 267 071
Uusimaa 551 161 748 82 656 79 092
Varsinais-Suomi 213 44 386 22 812 21 574
Satakunta 122 21 236 10 923 10 313
Kanta-Häme 88 17 873 9 143 8 730
Pirkanmaa 185 51 285 26 071 25 214
Päijät-Häme 72 19 232 9 854 9 378
Kymenlaakso 84 16 101 8 238 7 863
South Karelia 50 11 542 5 837 5 705
Etelä-Savo 77 13 008 6 709 6 299
Pohjois-Savo 117 23 488 12 116 11 372
North Karelia 74 14 627 7 470 7 157
Central Finland 116 27 782 14 160 13 622
South Ostrobothnia 136 21 090 10 867 10 223
Ostrobothnia 133 19 529 10 071 9 458
Central Ostrobothnia 55 8 091 4 097 3 994
North Ostrobothnia 217 52 476 27 001 25 475
Kainuu 35 6 878 3 544 3 334
Lapland 101 17 015 8 747 8 268
Åland, total 23 2 849 1 491 1 358
Åland 23 2 849 1 491 1 358

In all, 9.0 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2016 and 7.5 per cent special support (see database tables). More about this topic in the statistics on special education to be released in June 2017.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 62,400, of whom 11,000 were in pre-primary education in schools and 51,400 in day care.

There were 2,449 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2016, which was 68 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 95 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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Tables

Tables in databases

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Updated 14.11.2016

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2016/pop_2016_2016-11-14_tie_001_en.html