Published: 28 March 2008

Students increasingly often employed during studies

Employment of students in polytechnic, university and vocational education increased most, by 2 percentage points from the year before. In 2006 fifty-six per cent of students in polytechnic education and 59 per cent of students in university and vocational education had an employment relationship during studies. However, a part the studies in vocational education are completed in an employment relationship. Employment decreased slightly only among students in upper secondary general education, some 30 per cent of them were employed during studies.

Employment during studies becomes the more common the older the students are. Twenty-three per cent of the 18-year-old and 50 per cent of the 23-year-old or older students were employed during studies. Employment of students during studies varies by field of education. 78 per cent of students in the field of Safety and Security and 68 per cent of students in the fields of Social Sciences, Business and Administration were employed. In the fields of Welfare, Health and Sport 60 per cent of students and in the fields of Humanities and Education 56 per cent of students were employed during studies. Employment during studies was more common than the average for the country in the regions of Uusimaa, Itä-Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Kanta-Häme, Pirkanmaa and Ostrobothnia.

The employment of students at least 18 years of age in 2006 and the proportion of employed students of all students in 2000-2006

Sector of education Students
total
2006
Employed
students
2006
Proportion of employed students of all students
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
%
Upper secondary general education 49,596 14,778 29.8 30.0 31.0 30.0 30.8 31.5 31.3
Vocational education 204,573 119,973 58.6 56.2 54.4 45.6 43.7 43.8 42.3
Polytechnic education  132,527 74,016 55.8 53.6 52.7 50.8 50.2 51.0 49.5
University education 176,544 104,350 59.1 57.5 56.9 55.7 55.9 57.8 57.6
Total 563,240 313,117 55.6 53.6 52.5 48.8 48.2 49.2 48.2

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Ritva Kaukonen +358 9 1734 3311, koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 28.3.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Employment of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0017. 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.8.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/opty/2006/opty_2006_2008-03-28_tie_001_en.html