Px code lists are used for presenting table-format statistical data. They are generally based on standard classifications. Uniform aggregation and unknown categories and aggregation and combined categories used by the statistics in their tables are added to the Px code lists.
Px code list of municipalities and regional divisions based on municipalities 2021 for use in px tabulation.
The purpose of regional classifications used in statistics is to describe regional variations of various phenomena and regional structure. As most regional classifications, the municipal division is based on the administrative regional division.
Municipality is the basic regional unit for most statistics. In addition to statistics compilation, the classification system of municipalities is suitable for use in other information systems as well. The Digital and Population Data Services Agency issues numerical codes for municipalities according to the public administration recommendation. In 2021, the number of municipalities in Finland is 309.
Municipalities, sub-regional units, regions and the statistical grouping of municipalities are the primary regional classifications used in Finland's statistical system. Other municipality-based regional classifications used in statistics are major regions, Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI) and Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centres). Types of municipalities include the cost-of-living classification, financial capacity classification, language distribution classification and municipality form classification.
Changes as of 1 January 2021
Honkajoki (099) and Kankaanpää (214) were united. The name of the new municipality is Kankaanpää and the municipality code is 214.
Additionally, one partial municipal merger were implemented at the beginning of 2021: Masku (481): one real property and part of the register unit (not a single person) was annexed to Nousiainen (538).
Heinävesi (090) moved from the region of South Savo to the region of North Karelia (12), from the South Savo ELY Centre (07) to the North Karelia ELY Centre (09) and from the sub-regional unit of Savonlinna (103) to the sub-regional unit of Joensuu (122).
Iitti (142) moved from the region of Kymenlaakso (08) to the region of Päijät-Häme (07), from the Southeast Finland ELY Centre (06) to the Häme ELY Centre (04) and from the sub-regional unit of Kouvola (081) to the sub-regional unit of Lahti (071).
Isokyrö (152) moved from the region of Ostrobothnia (15) to the region of South Ostrobothnia (14), from the Ostrobothnia ELY Centre (12) to the South Ostrobothnia ELY Centre (11) and from the sub-regional unit of Kyrönmaa (151) to the sub-regional unit of Seinäjoki (142).
Joroinen (171) moved from the region of South Savo (10) to the region of North Savo (11), from the South Savo ELY Centre (07) to the North Savo ELY Centre (08) and from the sub-regional unit of Pieksämäki (105) to the sub-regional unit of Varkaus (114).
Kuhmoinen (291) moved from the region of Central Finland (13) to the region of Pirkanmaa (06), from the Central Finland ELY Centre (10) to the Pirkanmaa ELY Centre (05) and from the sub-regional unit of Jämsä (134) to the sub-regional unit of Tampere (064).
Laihia (399) moved from the sub-regional unit of Kyrönmaa (151) to the sub-regional unit of Vaasa (152).
The sub-regional unit of Kyrönmaa (151) was abolished.
The category of Alavus (010) changed from a rural (3) to semi-urban municipality (2).
The category of Nakkila (531) changed from a semi-urban municipality (2) to a rural (3).
The category of Suomussalmi (777) changed from a semi-urban municipality (2) to a rural (3).
Changes on 3 November 2020
The name of 24 municipalities was changed to correspond to the list of Finnish and Swedish-speaking municipalities maintained by the Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus).
Akaa > Ackas
Alavus > Alavo
Halsua > Halso
Hartola > Gustav Adolfs
Huittinen > Vittis
Ii > Ijo
Iitti > Itis
Ilmajoki > Ilmola
Juuka > Juga
Keuruu > Keuru
Kitee > Kides
Kontiolahti > Kontiolax
Koski Tl > Koskis
Kuhmoinen > Kuhmois
Laitila > Letala
Laukaa > Laukas
Liperi > Libelits
Marttila > S:t Mårtens
Mynämäki > Virmo
Ruokolahti > Ruokolax
Siikainen > Siikais
Vehmaa > Vemo
Vimpeli > Vindala
Virolahti > Vederlax
The municipal division is a classification compiled for national needs.