Statistics Finland is an independently acting government agency belonging to the administrative sector of the Ministry of Finance. Our task is to publish reliable statistics for everybody's use. Most of the statistical data we produce are freely available on the web.
In addition to statistics, we produce data for researchers that are utilised in research, make various surveys to order based on data, participate in social debate, promote statistical literacy in society, and help information users to find the statistical data they are looking for.
Statistics Finland's activities are funded with the national budget, chargeable services and other central government authorities and financing from the EU. Seventy-three per cent of the funding came as appropriations for operating expenses from the national budget in 2022.
At the end of 2022, Statistics Finland employed 811 experts, of whom 160 were statistical interviewers. Close on 60 per cent of the personnel were women. Around 74 per cent of the personnel held at least a lower tertiary level qualification.
Gender distribution of personnel in 2022
Age distribution of personnel in 2022
We produce the vast majority of Official Statistics of Finland, which we develop together with other producers of statistics. We are also active in international networks where statistics production is planned and guided.
Important partners for statistics production are register authorities, other domestic producers of statistics, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, and the national statistical institutes of other countries.
To guarantee the quality of statistical methods Statistics Finland has cooperation agreements with universities. Statistics Finland also cooperates with the Finnish Statistical Society.
Our key social stakeholders are the Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for performance management, and other ministries. An important interest group is also formed of data suppliers, that is, business enterprises, municipalities, other corporate bodies and ordinary citizens from which data are collected for statistics.