Data collection

Statistics Finland produces nearly 160 different sets of statistics. A majority of the data for the statistics are derived from existing registers of general government. Statistics Finland also collects data with inquiries and interviews when the necessary data cannot be obtained elsewhere.

In terms of the reliability of statistics, it is important that as many as possible of those selected to the sample respond to the data collections. By participating you help us produce high quality statistics to support decision-making, research and democratic social debate. 

Statistics Finland treats all data as confidential. The ground for processing personal data in direct data collection related to Statistics Finland's statistics production is public interest. Further information about data protection.

The data are published as statistics and studies from which the answers of individual respondents cannot be identified.

The journey of data from collection to statistics

You can click the images larger or download the story in PDF format. Cartoon made by Kai Vainiomäki.

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