Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

Producer: Statistics Finland
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Childlessness becoming more common among people with a lower level of education
22 Nov 2019
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on the population structure, 18.8 per cent of women aged 45 to 49 resident in Finland in 2018 and speaking national languages were childless. The share of childless women among those with basic level qualifications was 22.5 per cent, 18.7 per cent for those with upper secondary level qualifications and 18.3 per cent for those with tertiary level qualifications. Over ten years, the share of childless women among those with upper secondary level qualifications has increased by 3.6 percentage points and by 3.0 percentage points among those with basic level qualifications.

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Description: These statistics on the structure of the population describe Finnish and foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland at the turn of the year. The statistics contain data on the population’s place of residence, age, native language, nationality and country of birth, as well as on the spouse, all children and parents of an individual person. The statistics also contain data on the day a person was married or divorced. The data are obtained from the Population Register Centre’s population information system.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vaerak/index_en.html