Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Population growth smallest since 1970
29 Mar 2019
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on population structure, the official total population of Finland at the end of 2018 was 5,517,919. In the course of 2018, Finlands population grew by 4,789 persons. Population growth was smallest since 1970. In the past five years, the number of persons speaking Finnish, Swedish or Sami as their native language has decreased by 36,029 persons. At the same time, the number of foreign-language speakers has increased by 102,678 persons.

Next release:
19 Jun 2019

Description: These statistics on the structure of the population describe Finnish and foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland at the turn of the year. The statistics contain data on the population’s place of residence, age, native language, nationality and country of birth, as well as on the spouse, all children and parents of an individual person. The statistics also contain data on the day a person was married or divorced. The data are obtained from the Population Register Centre’s population information system.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.6.2019].
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