Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of persons with foreign background exceeded 400,000
19 Jun 2019
According to Statistics Finland, there were 402,619 persons with foreign background living in Finland at the end of 2018, which was 7.3 per cent of the entire population. There were 335,414 persons of first generation with foreign background, i.e. born abroad, and 67,205 persons of second generation with foreign background, i.e. born in Finland. The number of children with foreign background has doubled in ten years.

Next release:
22 Nov 2019

Description: These statistics on the structure of the population describe Finnish and foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland at the turn of the year. The statistics contain data on the population’s place of residence, age, native language, nationality and country of birth, as well as on the spouse, all children and parents of an individual person. The statistics also contain data on the day a person was married or divorced. The data are obtained from the Population Register Centre’s population information system.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.11.2019].
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