Persons with foreign background

 

On this page you can find information on the population by the origin classification. The page particularly examines the population with foreign background, its size, age structure and gender distribution. You can find different topics in the tabs below. By clicking the figures larger you can find additional selections (e.g. copyable image, show as a table, etc.).

By means of Statistics Finland's origin classification, you can easily break down persons born abroad (so-called first generation) and persons born in Finland (so-called second generation) with foreign background. In the origin classification, the person's origin and background country are determined based on the country of birth data of the person's parents.

All persons with at least one parent born in Finland are considered to be of Finnish background. Persons whose both parents or the only known parent were born abroad are considered to be of foreign background. If both parents of a person were born abroad, the background country is primarily the country of birth of the biological mother. The background country for all persons with Finnish background is Finland.

Number by country

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Persons with foreign background - Population by origin and background country 1990-2016

 

 

Persons with foreign background - Biggest background country groups of persons with foreign background 2016

 

Age structure

 

Persons with foreign background - Share (%) of children (aged 0 to 14) in different backgr. country groups 2016

Persons with foreign background - Share (%) of children born in Finland (aged 0 to 14) in all children by origin and background country group 2016

Persons with foreign background - Share of working age population (aged 15 to 64) by origin and background country group 2016

Persons with foreign background - Share of pension-age people (aged over 64) by origin and background country group 2016

Age structure of persons with foreign background 2016

Age structure of persons with Finnish background 2016

Persons with foreign background - Age structure of persons born abroad with foreign background 2016

Persons with foreign background - Age structure of persons born in Finland with foreign background 2016

Gender distribution

 

Persons with foreign background - Share (%) of men by origin and background country group 2016