Official Statistics of Finland

Income distribution statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of persons at risk of poverty 640,000 in 2018
12 Mar 2020
The sample data of Statistics Finland's income distribution statistics indicate that 640,000 or 11.8 cent of the household population belonged to households at risk of poverty in 2018. The number and share of persons at risk of poverty fell slightly from the previous year, when the number of persons belonging to households at risk of poverty was 654,000. The at-risk-of-poverty rate has varied in the past five years on both sides of 12 per cent.

Next release:
16 Dec 2020

Description: The income distribution statistics describe the distribution of the annual income of households and income differentials between different population groups. The statistics describe the amount of disposable income and its formation from different sources when taking taxation and income transfers into consideration. Income and its distribution are also examined by groups according to level of income, socio-economic status, stage in life cycle and area of residence. The statistics also describe the earned and entrepreneurial incomes of household members.
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Keywords: capital income, cash income, current transfers, current transfers paid, current transfers received, disposable income, dividends, entrepreneurial income, equivalent income, factor income, gini coefficient, gross income, households, imputed income from owner-occupied dwellings, income, income differentials, income distribution, income from owner-occupied dwellings, income from property, interest rates, livelihood, living conditions, persistent risk of poverty, persons at risk of poverty, persons with high income, real income, realised capital gains, socio-economic group, subjective financial well-being, taxable income, taxation, wages and salaries.
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Change: Income statistics will be published in March
11 Feb 2020
The statistics on taxable income will be published on 9 March 2020, the release of the income distribution statistics concerning income inequality on 10 March 2020 and the release on income development by area on 11 March 2020.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Income distribution statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1331. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.10.2020].
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