Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
As many as one-half of Finland's population with foreign background are living in Greater Helsinki
29 May 2020
According to Statistics Finland, there were 423,494 persons with foreign background living in Finland at the end of 2019. Of them, 209,108 or one-half lived in Greater Helsinki. Among the largest groups with foreign background, those with Somali background, 79 per cent, and those with Indian background, 70 per cent, have concentrated in Greater Helsinki.

Next release:
23 Oct 2020

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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Keywords: country of birth, dependency ratio, foreigners, language, nationality, population, population density, population structure.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.10.2020].
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