Official Statistics of Finland

Population structure

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Latest release:
Number of persons with foreign background exceeded 300,000
10 Dec 2014
According to Statistics Finland, there were 301,524 persons with foreign background living in Finland at the end of 2013, which was 5.5 per cent of the entire population. There were 256,241 persons of first generation with foreign background, i.e. born abroad, and 45,283 persons of second generation with foreign background, i.e. born in Finland.

Next release:
27 Mar 2015

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: 27.1.2015].
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