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Appendix table 1. Population with educational qualification by level of education, field of education and gender 2019

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 3 435 385 1 892 279 44 372 1 498 734 426 481 557 666 464 953 49 634
Women 1 779 338 896 996 20 457 861 885 263 161 313 794 262 628 22 302
Generic programmes and qualifications Total 309 807 309 807 - - - - - -
Women 148 899 148 899 - - - - - -
Education Total 105 972 1 935 742 103 295 11 078 40 094 49 743 2 380
Women 83 023 838 138 82 047 9 944 30 744 39 718 1 641
Arts and humanities Total 194 274 58 873 973 134 428 6 488 45 074 77 088 5 778
Women 130 986 33 189 492 97 305 4 137 32 536 57 578 3 054
Social sciences, journalism and information Total 80 868 617 - 80 251 3 787 16 363 54 482 5 619
Women 53 439 459 - 52 980 2 244 10 710 36 909 3 117
Business, administration and law Total 567 492 184 685 18 683 364 124 186 551 98 610 75 941 3 022
Women 379 092 129 016 7 001 243 075 135 137 65 460 41 196 1 282
Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics Total 56 021 3 071 65 52 885 - 8 380 34 705 9 800
Women 29 192 1 459 31 27 702 - 4 547 19 188 3 967
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Total 125 475 39 560 584 85 331 14 372 43 356 25 062 2 541
Women 24 836 5 272 104 19 460 5 574 8 224 5 194 468
Engineering, manufacturing and construction Total 914 552 622 187 7 561 284 804 73 025 128 809 74 780 8 190
Women 148 059 103 059 1 749 43 251 5 551 19 203 16 541 1 956
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary Total 137 118 94 627 847 41 644 13 531 14 683 11 921 1 509
Women 48 402 31 965 278 16 159 3 264 5 905 6 214 776
Health and welfare Total 521 950 236 741 3 708 281 501 92 791 129 497 48 878 10 335
Women 453 552 208 097 3 250 242 205 85 640 114 880 35 834 5 851
Services Total 415 938 337 422 11 209 67 307 24 351 31 696 10 976 284
Women 276 787 233 437 7 414 35 936 11 389 20 960 3 475 112
Unknown Total 5 918 2 754 - 3 164 507 1 104 1 377 176
Women 3 071 1 306 - 1 765 281 625 781 78

Source: Education 2018. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mika Witting 029 551 3530, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 5.11.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational structure of population [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-2919. 2019, Appendix table 1. Population with educational qualification by level of education, field of education and gender 2019 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vkour/2019/vkour_2019_2020-11-05_tau_001_en.html