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Appendix table 1. Population with educational qualification by level of education, field of education and gender 2018

Field of education Gender Level of education
Total Upper secondary education Post-secondary non-tertiary education Tertiary level
total
Short-cycle tertiary education Bachelor’s or equivalent level Master’s or equivalent level Doctoral or equivalent level
Total Total 3 399 532 1 885 053 41 471 1 473 008 431 981 542 023 450 497 48 507
Women 1 760 313 894 718 19 290 846 305 266 122 305 029 253 547 21 607
Generic programmes and qualifications Total 310 700 310 700 - - - - - -
Women 149 319 149 319 - - - - - -
Education Total 104 778 1 978 671 102 129 11 224 40 456 48 130 2 319
Women 81 959 850 126 80 983 10 070 30 957 38 370 1 586
Arts and humanities Total 191 668 58 691 949 132 028 6 565 44 551 75 230 5 682
Women 129 338 33 228 487 95 623 4 176 32 217 56 242 2 988
Social sciences, journalism and information Total 79 102 570 - 78 532 3 831 16 187 53 042 5 472
Women 52 048 428 - 51 620 2 279 10 549 35 780 3 012
Business, administration and law Total 558 975 181 768 17 439 359 768 188 333 95 666 72 818 2 951
Women 375 155 127 927 6 637 240 591 136 272 63 854 39 220 1 245
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics Total 55 053 2 958 58 52 037 - 8 219 34 141 9 677
Women 28 588 1 395 29 27 164 - 4 408 18 881 3 875
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Total 122 133 38 678 588 82 867 14 504 41 846 24 039 2 478
Women 24 353 5 252 105 18 996 5 622 7 995 4 928 451
Engineering, manufacturing and construction Total 910 987 623 356 6 809 280 822 74 306 125 811 72 723 7 982
Women 147 609 103 920 1 500 42 189 5 592 18 759 15 959 1 879
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary Total 137 204 95 053 819 41 332 13 771 14 377 11 704 1 480
Women 48 134 32 028 264 15 842 3 324 5 727 6 032 759
Health and welfare Total 509 524 232 127 3 352 274 045 94 227 123 089 46 722 10 007
Women 443 628 204 497 2 961 236 170 86 957 109 506 34 086 5 621
Services Total 413 359 336 353 10 786 66 220 24 696 30 703 10 543 278
Women 277 051 234 540 7 181 35 330 11 543 20 424 3 252 111
Unknown Total 6 049 2 821 - 3 228 524 1 118 1 405 181
Women 3 131 1 334 - 1 797 287 633 797 80

Source: Education 2018. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mika Witting 029 551 3571, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 5.11.2019

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational structure of population [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-2919. 2018, Appendix table 1. Population with educational qualification by level of education, field of education and gender 2018 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vkour/2018/vkour_2018_2019-11-05_tau_001_en.html