Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

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Foreign-language speakers account for 90 per cent of the population growth in 2013
21 Mar 2014
According to Statistics Finland's statistics on the population structure, the official total population of Finland at the end of 2013 was 5,451,270, of whom 2,680,364 were men and 2,770,906 women. In the course of 2013, Finlands population grew by 24,596 persons. The number of people whose native language is a foreign language grew by 22,119, which represented 90 per cent of the population growth. The number of people whose native language is Finnish grew by 2,514, those with Swedish as their native language decreased by 67, and the number of people that speak Sami as their native language grew by 30.

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26 Sep 2014

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: 19.9.2014].
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