Official Statistics of Finland

Educational structure of population

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
At least one-fourth of persons with foreign background had completed tertiary level qualifications
05 Nov 2019
By the end of 2018, altogether 3,399,532 persons, or 73 per cent of the population aged 15 or over had completed a post-comprehensive level qualification. The share of persons with an educational qualification grew by one percentage point from the year before. Seventy-six per cent of the population with Finnish background had completed post-comprehensive level qualifications, while the corresponding share for persons with foreign background was 51 per cent.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

Description: The statistics on the educational structure of the population describe the post-comprehensive school educational qualifications and degrees attained by the population aged 15 and over. Besides diverse data describing education, the statistics contain information on the age, gender, native language, nationality and migration of attainers of educational qualifications and degrees.
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Keywords: degrees, education, graduates, level of education, qualifications.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Educational structure of population [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-2919. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vkour/index_en.html