Micro data

Micro data or unit-level data are available from Statistics Finland for scientific studies and statistical surveys. Data are available from both enterprise and individual databases in a variety of ways. Licences, the data, their tailoring and remote access are subject to charge.

Research Services

Statistics Finland's Research Services grant licences for micro data. We offer ready-made data and tailoring of data according to research need. 

Statistical legislation and data protection and confidentiality practices specified in legislation are applied in compiling and releasing the data. The releasing of data is subject to a user licence. View the rules of the Research Services (PDF).

Topical in Research Services

Researcher Services customer survey sent to customers (22.3.2023) 

We are using survey to identify data needs and suggestions for improvement. If you are a customer of Researcher Services and have not received a survey, please contact tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi and we will send it to you. 

Newsletter is sent to Research Services’ customers (8.3.2023)  

The newsletter informs about current news from Research Services at Statistics Finland.  

See the newsletter (pdf).

Delay in entry to processing of applications

(updated 20.3.2023)

There are currently 42 applications in for processing. The time from processing the application to receiving the data varies depending on the extent of the data. The number of applications in the queue means the number of ready applications in the queue

Type of application Delay in entry to processing of applications (around) Applications in the queue
Addition of users and continuation of licence  1 week 2
Ready-made data 1,5 months 8
Tailored data 2 months 15
Cause of death / data with identification data 1 week 1

Newsletter of Research Services

The newsletter informs about current news from Research Services at Statistics Finland.

Application process for data

  1. Learn more about the data
  2. Apply for licence
  3. We process your application
  4. We make an agreement
  5. We compile the data
  6. We deliver the data

Contact us

In all questions concerning research data, you can contact us by email: tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi.

If you want to contact us by telephone, send us by email a call request and tell us in the message what it concerns. This way we can find a suitable expert to see to the matter.