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.

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Disabled include persons aged 15 to 64 not in the labour force who due to long- term illness or disability are not working or studying. Those on disability pensions not belonging to the labour force are also classified as disabled.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1959 - 31 December 2007

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus