Official Statistics of Finland

Income distribution statistics

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Students at risk of poverty have increased somewhat in the 2010s
05 Mar 2021
At the beginning of the 2010s, the share of students at risk of poverty was 27.7 per cent and at the end of the decade 30.3 per cent. The at-risk-of-poverty rate of unemployed persons has varied considerably over the decade, but at the end of the decade the rate was almost on level with 2010, over 40 per cent. The at-risk-of-poverty rate of the entire population has fallen since the beginning of the decade. These data derive from Statistics Finlands income distribution statistics sample.

Description: The income distribution statistics describe the distribution of the annual income of households and income differentials between different population groups. The statistics describe the amount of disposable income and its formation from different sources when taking taxation and income transfers into consideration. Income and its distribution are also examined by groups according to level of income, socio-economic status, stage in life cycle and area of residence. The statistics also describe the earned and entrepreneurial incomes of household members.
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Keywords: capital income, cash income, current transfers, current transfers paid, current transfers received, disposable income, dividends, entrepreneurial income, equivalent income, factor income, gini coefficient, gross income, households, imputed income from owner-occupied dwellings, income, income differentials, income distribution, income from owner-occupied dwellings, income from property, interest rates, livelihood, living conditions, persistent risk of poverty, persons at risk of poverty, persons with high income, real income, realised capital gains, socio-economic group, subjective financial well-being, taxable income, taxation, wages and salaries.
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Change: Income statistics will be published in March
11 Feb 2020
The statistics on taxable income will be published on 9 March 2020, the release of the income distribution statistics concerning income inequality on 10 March 2020 and the release on income development by area on 11 March 2020.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Income distribution statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1331. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 6.3.2021].
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