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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2021, February

Published: 23 November 2018

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,521,533 at the end of October

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,521,533 at the end of October. Our country's population increased by 8,403 persons during January-October. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 13,076. The number of births was 4,673 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2014–2018*

 Population increase by month 2014–2018*

During January-October, 40,074 children were born, which is 2,546 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2017. The number of deaths was 44,747, which is 23 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for October, 26,838 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 13,762 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 419 lower and the number of emigrants 838 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 7,372 of the immigrants and 9,239 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 246,587 during January-October. Compared with the corresponding period in 2017, the increase was 52 migrations according to the municipal division of 2018.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249, Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 23.11.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. October 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.4.2021].
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