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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, September

Published: 17 September 2015

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,480,840 at the end of August

Corrected on September 2015. The corrections are indicated in red.

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of July was 5,480,840. Over the January to August period, Finland's population increased by 9,090 persons, which is 5 870 persons fewer than for the corresponding period of the year before. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 6,640 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 2 450 persons.

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

According to the preliminary statistics for the January to August period, 16,190 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 9,560 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 4 750 lower and the number of emigrants 450 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 5,230 of the immigrants and 6,540 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During the January to August period, 37,220 children were born, which is 1,560 children fewer than in the corresponding period of 2014. The number of deaths was 34,770, which is 10 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 186,050 over the January to August period. Compared with the previous January to August period, the increase was 5,380 migrations according to the municipal division of 2015.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari 029 551 3401, Miina Keski-Petäjä 029 551 3240, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 17.9.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
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