Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Arabic became the third largest foreign-language group
29 Mar 2017
According to Statistics Finlands statistics on the population structure there were 353,993 persons speaking a foreign language as their native language living in Finland in 2016. During 2016, Arabic surpassed those speaking Somali and English as their native language and became the third largest foreign-language group in Finland. There were 21,783 persons who spoke Arabic as their native language.

Next release:
22 Sep 2017

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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Keywords: country of birth, dependency ratio, foreigners, language, nationality, population, population density, population structure.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.9.2017].
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