News 18 Jun 2021

Finland in Figures 2021 is about all of us

Statistics Finland’s new Finland in Figures 2021 publication describes us and the society we live in. The publication contains compact, pocket-size information on the population, economy, society and environment as statistical figures and graphs. The statistics include every Finnish person, home, school, workplace and municipality.  

Infographics. Year 2020: Population 5,533,793 persons. Live births 46,463. Deaths 55,488. 31,865 persons aged 90 or over living alone. Average age of first-time homebuyers 29,7 years. Average housing loans of household-dwelling units 102,240 euro per household-dwelling unit. Source: Statistics Finland.
Extracts from the publication

  • At the end of 2020, the population of Finland was 5,533,793 persons, which is 8,501 persons more than a year earlier.
  •  In 2020, a total of 46,463 children were born, which is 850 more than in 2019.
  • Last year, 7.8 per cent of the population spoke some other language than Finnish, Swedish or Sami as their native language.
  •  Last year, 45 per cent of household-dwelling units were one-person household-dwelling units, 33 per cent were two-person household-dwelling units and 22 per cent were household-dwelling units of three or more persons.
  • The median of full time wage and salary earners’ total earnings was EUR 3,460 for men and EUR 2,896 for women per month in 2019.
  • Thirty-one per cent of employed persons were working regularly at home in November 2020, while 15 per cent of employed persons were working regularly at home in January.
  • According to preliminary data, gross domestic product per capita was EUR 42,936 last year.
  • Central government debt was EUR 22,517 per capita last year.
  • Altogether 12.3 per cent of the population were at risk of poverty in 2019.
  • According to preliminary data, 9.8 per cent of electricity was produced with wind power and 0.3 per cent with solar power last year.
  • Finnish residents made 1.7 million leisure trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country in 2020. Compared to 2019, the number of trips went down by 73 per cent. The number of passengers at Finnish airports decreased by 75 per cent last year from 2019.
  • Persons aged between 15 to 69 spent 21 minutes reading books and 248 minutes on the Internet per day in 2019.

In addition to Statistics Finland’s data, Finland in Figures contains data produced by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finnish Customs, the Social Insurance Institution, the Finnish Centre for Pensions and the Finnish Immigration Service.

The publications are available in printed form in three languages: Suomi lukuina 2021, Finland i siffror 2021 and Finland in Figures 2021. The publications are available on Statistics Finland’s website as a PDF publication and as a web service.

The publications can be ordered from PunaMusta Oy’s online store and customer service tel. +358 10 2308 365.

Further information: Information Services Planner Sirkku Hiltunen tel. +358 29 551 6373