Changes in the StatFin database

New tables for the Labour Force Survey (28.10.2021)

Statistics: Labour force survey
Date of change: 2 November 2021
New tables:

  • 139q: Population aged 20-59 by labour force status, sex and age of youngest child
  • 139r: Population aged 20-59 by labour force status, sex and number of children

Statistics Finland publishes data on the household module of the Labour Force Survey in the StatFin database service. The labour market position can be examined on the basis of household data according to the family situation. Corresponding data have previously been published in connection with the Families and work reviews.

Tables 139q and 139r contain time series for 2009 to 2020 according to the estimation method used until the end of 2020.

Further information: tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

Changes in the tables of the statistics on students and qualifications (21 October 2021)

Statistics: Students and qualifications
Date of change: 22 October 2021
Change: Data on pre-primary education in early childhood education are added to Table 11c3 starting from 2020. Data on students on the comprehensive level are added to Table 11c4 starting from 2020. “Post-comprehensive” has been removed from the table heading.

Further information: koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Changes in the tables of the statistics on offences and coercive measures (14 October 2021)

Statistics: Index of turnover in industry
Date of change: 15 October 2021
Change: New offence headings in Tables 117t and 11cd are Means of payment offence, petty means of payment offence 37:12, 14 and Aggravated means of payment offence 37:13.

Further information: rikos@stat.fi

New tables for the statistics on offences and coercive measures (14 October 2021)

Statistics: Index of turnover in industry
Date of change: 15 October 2021
New tables:

  • 13A6 Persons suspected of solved offences by calculation method, age and sex

The table indicates the number of persons suspected of solved offences using different calculation methods to clarify their differences.

Further information: rikos@stat.fi

New table for wage and salary indices (14 October 2021)

Statistics: Index of turnover in industry
Date of change: 15 October 2021
New tables:

  • 12xt Revisions to the turnover in industry monthly (2015 = 100)
  • 12xy Revisions to the turnover in industry annually 

Statistics Finland starts publishing data on revisions to the turnover data of industry in the StatFin database service. The published data allow better monitoring of the relevance of industry-specific change percentages.
The data are published as revisions to the monthly and annual changes of the original, working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted index series. Monthly revisions are calculated as the difference between the first and latest published data. Annual revisions are presented as averages of revised months and averages of absolute values. The published data start from 2019.

Further information: myynti.teollisuus@stat.fi

Changes to the tables of the statistics on productivity surveys (12 October 2021)

Statistics: Productivity surveys
Date of change: 15 October 2021
Change: Tables 11fw, 11im and 12rk are being archived. Table 124k will be published under Annual National Accounts in the future. The tables to be archived are being replaced by Tables 138w, 138x, 138z and 139a, the first four of which split and replace the former content of Table 11wf. The split aims to streamline the publication into clearer groupings of data by theme.

In order to improve the calculation methodology of the Productivity surveys, non-market producers (producer type T30) and agriculture are excluded from the calculations. Additionally, the variable of gender has been removed from the quality of labour index and the net capital stocks of national accounts were used as a basis for the calculation of productive capital stocks.

  • 138w (replaces 11fw) The table presents the productivity of labour (value added per hours worked) and its components.
  • 138x (replaces 11fw) The table presents the results of calculating productivity of labour as production per hours worked.
  • 138y (replaces 11fw) The table presents the components of change in the volume of value added according to the growth calculation method.
  • 138z (replaces 11fw) The table presents the components of change in the volume of production according to the growth calculation method.
  • 139a: (replaces 11im and 12rk) The table presents growth rates of capital and labour inputs, the weights used in calculating the contributions of the inputs, the value added and output of industries and the contributions of different industries to the whole economy. The levels of productive capital stock and capital price indexes and depreciation rates are no longer published.

The productivity surveys are published twice per year starting from 2022. Preliminary data for the preceding year are published in June to May, followed by a revised publication in the February of the next year.

Further information: kansantalous@stat.fi

New table for wage and salary indices (12 October 2021)

Statistics: Wage and salary indices
Date of change: 14 October 2021
New table:

  • 12x8 Revisions in wage and salary indices monthly (2015 = 100)

Statistics Finland starts publishing data on revisions to the wages and salaries sum data in the StatFin database service. The published data allow better monitoring of the relevance of industry-specific change percentages.

The data are published as revisions to the monthly changes of the original, working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted index series. Monthly revisions are calculated as the difference between the first and latest published data. The published data start from 2020.

Further information: palkkasumma@stat.fi

New tables for the turnover of trade (12 October 2021)

Statistics: Turnover of trade
Date of change: 14 October 2021
New tables:

  • 12ym Revisions in index of turnover of trade monthly (2015=100)
  • 12yp Revisions in index of turnover of trade annually (2015=100)

Statistics Finland starts publishing data on revisions to the turnover and sales volume data of trade in the StatFin database service. The published data allow better monitoring of the relevance of industry-specific change percentages.

The data are published as revisions to the monthly and annual changes of the original, working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted index series. Monthly revisions are calculated as the difference between the first and latest published data. Annual revisions are presented as averages of revised months and averages of absolute values. The published data start from 2019.

Further information: kauppa.suhdanne@stat.fi

New tables for the index of turnover of construction (12 October 2021)

Statistics: Index of turnover of construction
Date of change: 14 October 2021
New tables:

  • 12xl Revisions in index of turnover of construction monthly (2015=100)
  • 12xp Revisions in index of turnover of construction annually (2015=100)

Statistics Finland starts publishing data on revisions to the turnover and volume data of construction industries in the StatFin database service. The published data allow better monitoring of the relevance of industry-specific change percentages.

The data are published as revisions to the monthly and annual changes of the original, working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted index series. Monthly revisions are calculated as the difference between the first and latest published data. Annual revisions are presented as averages of revised months and averages of absolute values. The published data start from 2019.

Further information: rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Changes to the tables of the statistics on structure of earnings (8 October 2021)

Statistics: Structure of earnings
Date of change: 11 October 2021
Change: Tables 12rw, 12rx, 12ry and 12rz are moved to the archive database. They are replaced by tables:

  • 139s (replaces Table 12rw)
  • 139t (replaces table 12rx)
  • 139v (replaces Table 12ry)
  • 139w (replaces Table 12rz)

The Structure of Earnings statistics are not published as a time series, because it is not recommended to calculate annual changes from the statistics. The data content of the statistics changes annually as Finland’s occupational and industrial structures change, and thus the aggregate level figures of the statistics describe the change on the level of the whole country, not on the level of wage and salary earners. In addition, due to non-response, data on occupations on the most detailed level in particular are not comparable between years.

Further information: palkkarakenne@stat.fi

Changes to the tables of the statistics on population projection (29 September 2021)

Statistics: Population projection
Date of change: 30 September 2021
Change:

Tables 128v, 128w, 128x, 128y, 128z , 129a and 129b are moved to the archive database. They are replaced by tables:

  • 139f (replaces Table 128v)
  • 139g (replaces table 128w)
  • 139h (replaces Table 128x)
  • 139i (replaces Table 128y)
  • 139j (replaces Table 128z)
  • 139k (replaces Table 129a)
  • 139l (replaces Table 129b)

In the new tables, the years in the headings have been changed to reflect the new projection (Population projection 2019 -> Population projection 2021), the suffix ‘_e19’ has been replaced by the suffix ‘_e21’ in the codes of the information variables and the suffix ‘(projection 2019)’ has been replaced by the suffix ‘(projection 2021)’ in the headings of the information variables. Otherwise the content of the tables remains unchanged.

Table 128t:

In addition to the latest projection, the content has been extended to cover several old projections. New classes have been added to the information variable as follows:
New codes: vaesto_e07, vaesto_e09, vaesto_e12, vaesto_e21
New headings: Population 31 Dec (projection 2007), Population 31 Dec (projection 2009), Population 31 Dec (projection 2012), Population 31 Dec (projection 2021)

Table 139e (replaces Table 128u):

In addition to the latest projection, the content has been extended to cover several old projections. A population projection variable has been added to the table, showing the year the projection concerns. The table contains the same information as before, but there are changes to the codes and headings. The ‘_e19’ suffixes have been removed from the codes of the information variables and the ‘(projection 2019)” suffixes from the headings.

Further information: vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Changes to Annual national accounts database tables (10 September 2021)

Statistics: Annual national accounts
Date of change: 17 September 2021
Change:
Table 123h
New Variable: arvon_muutos
Changes in value, %
New Variable:
hinnan_muutos
Changes in price, %

Changes to Energy prices database tables (9 September 2021)

Statistics: Energy prices
Date of change: 9 September 2021
Change:
Tables 002 and, 008, are transferred to the archive database. They are replaced by tables:
12ge(replaces Table 002)
Producer price indices, Appendix table 25 (replaces Table 008)

Changes to Railway Statistics database tables (19 August 2021)

Statistics: Railway Statistics
Date of change: 25 August 2021
Change:
Tables 12ib ja 12ii:
The code of the variable “Helsinki-Vantaa” changes:
Old code:i: EFHKINew code: EFHK

Corrections to the unemployment data of the Labour Force Survey for the early part of the year 2021 (21 July 2021)

Statistics: Labour Force Survey
Date of change: 27 July 2021
Change: he revision of the Labour Force Survey that entered into force at the beginning of 2021 changed the data contents of the statistics, calculation method of results and data collection considerably. A small difference in the definition of the unemployed has been detected between the data that are delivered to Eurostat and the national data, as was discovered in connection with the data revision. Corrections have been made to the data concerning the labour force, the unemployed and the inactive population at the beginning of 2021 in tables 135z, 135y, 137h and 137i.

Further information: tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

Change to the table of preliminary population statistics (16 June 2021)

Statistics: Preliminary population statistics
Date of change: 22 June 2021
Change:

Table 11j:
The age variable has previously been available in the table only by 5-year age group from 0 to 4-year olds until the over 90-year-old age group. Based on the customer feedback we have received, we have changed the classification so that now available are 1-year age groups until the 100-year-old age group, as well as the possibility to break down age groups by means of a number of ready-made alternatives.

Further information: vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Changes to database tables on Dwellings and housing conditions (11 June 2021)

Statistics: Dwellings and housing conditions
Date of change: 20 May 2021
Change:

In connection with the publication of data for 2020, the database tables on Dwellings and housing conditions have adopted the Classification of Buildings 2018, and a new classification for type of building is introduced similarly:

  • One-dwelling and two-dwelling houses (Classes 0110 One-dwelling houses and 0111 Two-dwelling houses)
  • Terraced houses (Class 0112 Terraced houses)
  • Blocks of flats (Classes 0120 Low-rise blocks of flats and 0121 Residential blocks of flats)
  • Other buildings (Dwellings in other classes of buildings)

The new classification for type of building is applied to the database tables on Dwellings and housing conditions from statistical year 2005 onwards.

Other detached and semi-detached houses (Class 013 in the old classification of buildings) are classified as One-dwelling and two-dwelling houses in database table 116a prior to statistical year 2005. From statistical year 2005 onwards, they are classified as Terraced houses or Low-rise blocks of flats depending on their characteristics information.

Further information: asuminen@stat.fi

Changes to database tables on Buildings and free-time residences (7 June 2021)

Statistics: Buildings and free-time residences
Date of change: 27 May 2021
Change:

In connection with the publication of data for 2020, the Statistics on Buildings and free-time residences have adopted the Classification of Buildings 2018.

The biggest changes in the database tables regarding the building stock (116g, 116h, 116i) are that rental holiday cottages have moved from commercial and office buildings to free-time residential buildings and residences for communities and dwellings for special groups have moved to residential buildings. The changes in classification have reduced the number of buildings in the building stock in comparison to the previous statistical reference year. The changes have been applied to the whole timeseries reaching from 2005 to 2020 in database table 116i.

The changes cause a break in time series in the database table regarding the stock of free-time residential buildings. The stock of free-time residential buildings (table 116j) is generated from the class 021 (Free-time residences) starting from the statistical reference year 2020. From that point onwards the detached houses that have been reported to be in leisure-time use are no longer included in the statistics as free-time residential buildings and rental holiday cottages earlier classified as commercial buildings are included instead.

Classification of Buildings 2018
Further information: asuminen@stat.fi

 

Changes to Labour Force Survey database tables (1 June 2021)

Statistics: Labour Force Survey
Date of change: 1 June 2021
Change: Tables 1c8, 11c9, 11d8, 11pi and 11pj are transferred to the archive database. They are replaced by tables: 

  • 137h (replaces Table 11c8)
  • 137i (replaces Table 11c9)
  • 137k (replaces Table 11d8)
  • 137l (replaces Table 11pi)
  • 137m (replaces Table 11pj)

Table 11c is also moved to the archive, but so far there is no table replacing it.

The data have been corrected retrospectively to correspond with the new estimation method and the renewed time series are not comparable with those for earlier years.

About the review of the Labour Force Survey (in Finnish)

Further information: tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

Changes to the tables of families statistics  (on 28 May 2021)

Table 12c1, 12c3, 12c4, 12c5:

  • The category of the family type variable changes.
    Code for the old category : 05_06
    Heading for the old category: Cohabiting couple with children, opposite-sex spouses
    Code for the new category: 05_06_55
    Heading for the new category: Cohabiting couple with children

Table 12c2:

  • New category for the family type variable.
    Code for the new category: 55
    Heading for the new category:
    Cohabiting couple with common children, same-sex spouses (biological and confirmed mother)

Table 12c7:

  • The category of the family type variable changes.
    Code for the old category : 05_06
    Heading for the old category: Cohabiting couple with children, opposite-sex spouses
    Code for the new category: 05_06_55
    Heading for the new category: Cohabiting couple with children
  • The code for the category of the family type variable “Family of two parents with children” changes.
    Old code: 02_05_06_12_22_32_42
    New code: 02_05_06_12_22_32_42_55

Tables 12ca, 12cb, 12cc, 12cd:

  • The category of the family type variable changes
    Code for the old category : 05T07
    Heading for the old category: Cohabiting couple, opposite-sex spouses
    Code for the new category: 05T07_55

    Heading for the new category: Cohabiting couple


The new Maternity Act entered into force on 1 April 2019, according to which a child can have two mothers, a biological mother and a confirmed mother (253/2018). In family statistics, a cohabiting couple of two women is now also regarded as a cohabiting couple if they have common children.

Further information: vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Changes to Labour Force Survey database tables on 4 May 2021

The Labour Force Survey was renewed at the beginning of 2021 and the data for 2011 to 2020 have been corrected retrospectively in accordance with the new estimation method. Monthly tables 135y and 135z contain corrected time series that are not comparable with data from earlier years. The tables replace Tables 11ag and 11af that have been transferred to the archive database.

  • 135y (replaces Table 11af)
  • 135z (replaces Table 11ag)

Retrospectively corrected time series of the quarterly and annual Labour Force Survey tables will be published during 2021.

Further information: tyovoimatutkimus@stat.fi

 

12 January 2021

Publication of Labour Force Survey database tables in the early part of 2021

The data content, data collection and estimation method of the Labour Force Survey will be revised at the beginning of 2021, which will also cause changes to the publication of database tables.

Only the key indicators concerning the labour market are published from the data for January and February 2021 solely on the statistics pages of the Labour Force Survey, and trend figures are not published. The data concerning January and February are preliminary and they may later be revised due to the review of the estimation method. For this reason, data concerning January and February 2021 are not entered into Statistics Finland's free StatFin database or the chargeable Astika database. The data of the Labour Force Survey for the early part of 2021 are used for the estimation analysis and retrospective correction of the time series.

The database tables of the Labour Force Survey for January and February 2021 will be published in connection with the completion of the data for March during May after the release date, 4 May. The publication schedule of the database tables for the first quarter of 2021 will be specified during the early part of the year.

How and why is the Labour Force Survey renewed?

Structural changes to National Accounts’ StatFin tables 2019–2020

Changes are made to the structure of Statistics Finland's StatFin tables. The aim is more coherent contents and classifications. The changes are implemented gradually to the StatFin tables of different statistics, mainly during the first half of 2019. Read more.