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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2022, February

Published: 22 September 2016

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,498,450 at the end of August

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,498,450 at the end of August. Our country's population increased by 11,142 persons during January-August. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 10,858. The number of births was 284 higher than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2013–2016*

Population increase by month 2013–2016*

During January-August, 35,831 children were born, which is 1,490 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2015. The number of deaths was 35,547, which is 623 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for August, 20,382 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 9,524 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 1,521 higher and the number of emigrants 1,267 less than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 5,490 of the immigrants and 6,557 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 188,614 during January-August. Compared with the previous January-August, the decrease was 2,197 migrations according to the municipal division of 2016.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Eevi Lappalainen 029 551 3367, Matti Saari 029 551 3401,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. August 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.5.2022].
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