The concepts described on these pages are words and expressions used in statistics with a specific, limited meaning. In everyday speech the word may have a different meaning. In connection with each definition you can find information about which sets of statistics use the concept.

If you are looking for statistical figures, go from the definition to the statistics page.

Region

The concept of a region is based on the division into municipalities as used in the latest statistical year and the regional aggregates and possibly also major regions formed of the municipalities. In addition the regional accounts contain extraregio territories that do not belong to municipalities. A not elsewhere classified region exists for the items of expenditure that cannot be divided by region.

The regional classification corresponds to the uniform NUTS level 3 breakdown of the European Union territory. As from 2004, the region of Uusimaa is, at least in the expenditure tables, divided further into the capital region (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa) and the rest of Uusimaa.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

In regional accounts the concept of a region is based on the division into municipalities as used in the latest statistical year of regional accounts and the related classification of sub-regional units, regions and major regions. In addition the regional accounts contain extraregio territories that do not belong to municipalities.

The regional classification in the regional accounts corresponds to the uniform NUTS nomenclature of the territory of the European Union.



Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

Jaa