Published: 20 April 2007

In 2006 number of deaths lower than in 2003 for the third year running

In 2006 the number of deaths was roughly 1,000 lower than in 2003. The number of deaths was 1,000 lower than in 2003 also in 2004 and 2005. In light of the population structure the development of the number of deaths has been exceptional.

Out of all deaths, 24,300 were men and 23,750 women. Fewer men died each year during the period 2000 to 2005 than in 2006. More women died each year during the period 1988-2005 than in 2006.

In 2006 the number of deaths of children during their first year of life was also particularly low at 167. In 2006 the infant mortality figure was the lowest during Finland's independence. Infant mortality per 1,000 live births was 2.8.

Annual number of deaths in 1985-2006 by sex and deaths of 0-year-olds in 1985-2006

Year Total Males Females 0 year old
         
1985  48 198 24 891 23 307 396
1986  47 135 23 980 23 155 353
1987  47 949 24 289 23 660 373
1988  49 063 24 695 24 368 379
1989  49 110 24 513 24 597 386
         
1990  50 058 25 016 25 042 368
1991  49 294 24 579 24 715 382
1992  49 844 24 855 24 989 344
1993  50 988 24 754 26 234 287
1994  48 000 23 533 24 467 308
         
1995  49 280 24 251 25 029 248
1996  49 167 24 274 24 893 242
1997  49 108 23 948 25 160 214
1998  49 262 24 486 24 776 239
1999  49 345 24 431 24 914 208
         
2000  49 339 24 053 25 286 213
2001  48 550 23 783 24 767 181
2002  49 418 23 992 25 426 168
2003  48 996 23 922 25 074 176
2004  47 600 23 802 23 798 191
         
2005  47 928 24 057 23 871 174
2006  48 065 24 315 23 750 167

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Matti Saari +358 9 1734 3401, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 20.4.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Deaths [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-2545. 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kuol/2006/kuol_2006_2007-04-20_tie_001_en.html