Published: 14 November 2019

Comprehensive schools had 564,100 pupils in 2019

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 564,100 pupils in 2019. The number of pupils in comprehensive schools increased by 0.6 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive schools were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2019

Region of school Active
comprehensive
schools
Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 288 564 100 288 924 275 176
Mainland Finland, total 2 267 561 106 287 393 273 713
Uusimaa 523 170 419 87 364 83 055
Varsinais-Suomi 201 45 382 23 247 22 135
Satakunta 113 21 128 10 849 10 279
Kanta-Häme 83 17 536 9 104 8 432
Pirkanmaa 165 53 622 27 201 26 421
Päijät-Häme 64 19 429 10 001 9 428
Kymenlaakso 81 15 613 7 975 7 638
South Karelia 37 11 528 5 786 5 742
Etelä-Savo 71 12 309 6 377 5 932
Pohjois-Savo 112 23 497 12 101 11 396
North Karelia 74 14 610 7 375 7 235
Central Finland 110 28 794 14 790 14 004
South Ostrobothnia 131 21 077 10 801 10 276
Ostrobothnia 115 20 150 10 395 9 755
Central Ostrobothnia 54 8 268 4 229 4 039
North Ostrobothnia 204 53 610 27 431 26 179
Kainuu 32 6 714 3 456 3 258
Lapland 97 17 420 8 911 8 509
Åland, total 21 2 994 1 531 1 463
Åland 21 2 994 1 531 1 463

In all, 11.6 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2019 and 8.5 per cent special support. More about this topic in the statistics on special education to be released in June 2020.

In autumn 2019, a total of 437 children of statutory school age were being home-schooled. In autumn 2019, a total of 668 children received a one-year postponement in starting basic education. There were 1,332 children of statutory school age temporarily residing abroad in autumn 2019.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 59,652 of whom 9,445 were in pre-primary education in schools and 50,207 in day care.

There were 2,288 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2019, which was 53 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 95 per cent of the comprehensive schools.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 029 551 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 14.11.2019

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 7.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2019/pop_2019_2019-11-14_tie_001_en.html