Culture and the Media

Public libraries 1)

  1990 2000 2010 2017 2018
Libraries, number 1 151 936 843 737 736
Mobile libraries, number 232 201 154 134 135
Materials, million 37,2 40,9 39,7 35,2 34,4
Loans, million 85,7 102,2 96,2 85,2 84,5
Borrowers, million 2,2 2,4 2,1 1,9 2,0
Library visits, million 49,3 64,0 52,6 50,1 49,8

1) Excl. Åland

Source: Ministry of Education and Culture

Table in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 2.4.2019

Cinemas, museums and theatres

  2000 2010 2015 2016 2017
Cinemas 228 172 170 168 172
Cinema halls 343 289 311 312 332
Seats, thousand 60 50 48 47 46
Premieres 176 186 202 207 201
Visits per inhabitant 1,4 1,4 1,6 1,6 1,6
Museums 1) 155 158 150 154 154
Exhibitions 1 289 1 134 1 089 1 024 1 078
Admissions, million 4,9 4,9 5,6 6,7 7,1
Theatres 2) 60 59 59 59 59
Performances 13 837 12 833 12 511 12 075 11 826
Tickets sold, million 2,6 2,6 2,4 2,2 2,3

1)  Museums with full-time personnel, excl. Åland

2)  Theatres receiving statutory State subsidy, incl. Finnish National Theatre and Finnish National Opera

Sources: Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Heritage Agency

Theatre Info Finland

Table in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 25.9.2018

Shares of use by media, 2017

  Age, years
  15–24 25–44 45–59 60–69 Total  
  min per day     %
Print media, total 50 49 60 91 62 13
  Magazines 6 8 11 15 10 2
  Newspapers 1) 14 14 22 41 22 5
  Free papers 7 7 7 9 8 2
  Books 23 20 20 26 22 5
Electronic media, total 447 434 396 386 415 87
  Television  60 100 145 150 116 24
  Radio 33 67 89 112 77 16
  Internet 2) 354 267 162 124 222 47
Total 497 483 456 477 477 100

1) Incl. subscribed and paid for newspapers

2) Incl. all Internet use

Source: Kantar TNS Oy

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Updated: 31.1.2019

 

Main topic: Culture and the Media

Last updated 2 Apr 2019