Published: 14 November 2017

Comprehensive schools had 556,700 pupils in 2017

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 556,700 pupils in 2017. The number of pupils in comprehensive schools increased by 1.2 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive schools were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2017

Region of school Active comprehensive
schools
Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 384 556 742 285 339 271 403
Mainland Finland, total 2 361 553 852 283 851 270 001
Uusimaa 538 165 398 84 547 80 851
Varsinais-Suomi 211 44 787 22 953 21 834
Satakunta 115 21 303 10 976 10 327
Kanta-Häme 87 17 748 9 130 8 618
Pirkanmaa 175 52 251 26 629 25 622
Päijät-Häme 70 19 333 9 938 9 395
Kymenlaakso 84 16 084 8 234 7 850
South Karelia 39 11 546 5 839 5 707
Etelä-Savo 76 12 788 6 620 6 168
Pohjois-Savo 115 23 429 12 095 11 334
North Karelia 72 14 609 7 438 7 171
Central Finland 113 28 174 14 410 13 764
South Ostrobothnia 134 21 186 10 882 10 304
Ostrobothnia 127 19 922 10 279 9 643
Central Ostrobothnia 55 8 116 4 151 3 965
North Ostrobothnia 215 53 193 27 349 25 844
Kainuu 34 6 833 3 544 3 289
Lapland 101 17 152 8 837 8 315
Åland, total 23 2 890 1 488 1 402
Åland 23 2 890 1 488 1 402

In all, 10.0 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2017 and 8.0 per cent special support. More about this topic in the statistics on special education to be released in June 2018.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 61,000 of whom 10,600 were in pre-primary education in schools and 50,400 in day care.

There were 2,384 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2017, which was 65 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 95 per cent of the comprehensive schools.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Vesa Hämäläinen 029 551 2594, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 14.11.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.11.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2017/pop_2017_2017-11-14_tie_001_en.html

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