Official Statistics of Finland

Vocational education

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Altogether 320,100 students in vocational education
29 Sep 2020
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, a total of 320,100 students attended education leading to a vocational qualification in 2019. Fifty-one per cent of them were women. Of the students, 241,100 studied in initial vocational education, 53,900 in further vocational education and 25,100 in specialist vocational education. Starting from 2019, the data are mainly based on the Finnish National Agency for Education's Koski database.

Description: Statistics Finland produces statistics on vocational education annually. The preliminary statistics for the ongoing autumn that are specific for each educational institution, describe the total number of students at educational institutions offering vocational education on 20 September. The final statistics on vocational education contain data on new students, students and completers of qualifications for the calendar year. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.1.2021].
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