Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of children with foreign background has doubled in ten years
24 Nov 2017
According to Statistics Finland's data, 81,000 or 7.5 per cent of all underage children were of foreign background at the end of 2016. From 2015, the number of underage children with foreign background has grown by nearly seven thousand. In ten years, the number of children with foreign background has doubled.

Next release:
25 May 2018

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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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.5.2018].
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