Mission and tasks

Mission

Statistics Finland supports democratic decision-making based on facts, as well as scientific research by producing reliable statistics, studies and datasets describing society. Statistics Finland develops the national statistical service in cooperation with other Government officials.

Statistics Finland's task is to

Compile statistics and reports concerning social conditions

  • Collect and maintain data files on society
  • Provide information service and promote the use of statistics
  • Develop statistical methods and conduct studies supporting the development of statistics

Develop the national statistical service in cooperation with other Government officials

  • Coordinate the national statistical service
  • Participate in and coordinate Finland's international statistical co-operation