Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of families continued to decline
22 May 2019
According to Statistics Finland's data, there were 1,469,000 families in Finland at the end of 2018. In 2018, the number of families continued on the downward path that started last year and declined by 2,800 families. The contraction is almost at the same level as the annual growth in the number a couple of years ago.

Next release:
17 Jun 2019

Description: Families are formed at the turn of the year from persons living in the same dwelling according to the population information system of the Population Register Centre. The statistics comprise families and families with children, and their demographic data. Families are classified into families without children, married or cohabiting couples living with children, and single-parent families. Cohabiting couples are deduced from living together. The statistics contain data on the age, language, nationality and country of birth of spouses/parents, and on the age and gender of each child living at home. Families with children are those that include children under the age of 18.
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Keywords: children, cohabition, families, families with underage children, marriage, nationality, reconstituted families, registered partnership, single-parent families.
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Change: Publication of the annual review Families is postponed
21 Nov 2018
The publication of the data for the annual review Families 2017 reported to be released on 21 November 2017 is postponed.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.5.2019].
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