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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, December

Published: 26 November 2019

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,526,306 at the end of October

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,526,306 at the end of October. Our country's population increased by 8,387 persons during January-October. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 14,982. The number of births was 6,207 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2016–2019*

 Population increase by month 2016–2019*

During January-October, 38,351 children were born, which is 1,953 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2018. The number of deaths was 44,558, which is 808 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for October, 27,523 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 12,541 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 1,007 higher and the number of emigrants 4,435 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 7,566 of the immigrants and 8,591 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 244,458 during January-October. Compared with the corresponding period in 2018, the decrease was 2,058 migrations according to the municipal division of 2019.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. October 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.2.2020].
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