Published: 14 November 2018

Comprehensive schools had 560,500 pupils in 2018

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 560,500 pupils in 2018. The number of pupils in comprehensive schools increased by 0.7 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 school by region in 2018

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 341 560 503 287 088 273 415
Mainland Finland, total 2 319 557 560 285 579 271 981
Uusimaa 533 168 260 86 006 82 254
Varsinais-Suomi 204 45 102 23 073 22 029
Satakunta 114 21 243 10 925 10 318
Kanta-Häme 86 17 700 9 101 8 599
Pirkanmaa 172 52 727 26 849 25 878
Päijät-Häme 67 19 320 9 945 9 375
Kymenlaakso 82 15 812 8 083 7 729
South Karelia 37 11 579 5 835 5 744
Etelä-Savo 74 12 601 6 509 6 092
Pohjois-Savo 115 23 543 12 175 11 368
North Karelia 72 14 248 7 244 7 004
Central Finland 109 28 426 14 583 13 843
South Ostrobothnia 134 21 166 10 877 10 289
Ostrobothnia 121 20 032 10 339 9 693
Central Ostrobothnia 55 8 132 4 168 3 964
North Ostrobothnia 212 53 544 27 472 26 072
Kainuu 33 6 793 3 508 3 285
Lapland 99 17 332 8 887 8 445
Åland, total 22 2 943 1 509 1 434
Åland 22 2 943 1 509 1 434

In all, 11.0 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2018 and 8.0 per cent special support. More about this topic in the statistics on special education to be released in June 2019.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 61,500 of whom 10,000 were in pre-primary education in schools and 51,500 in day care.

There were 2,341 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2018, which was 43 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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Updated 14.11.2018

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.2.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2018/pop_2018_2018-11-14_tie_001_en.html