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Published: 28 August 2009

Completers of curriculum-based basic vocational education numbered 32,500 in 2008

According to Statistics Finland, completers of curriculum-based vocational education provided by educational institutions numbered 32,500 in 2008.

The number of students was around one per cent up on the previous year. Fifty-two per cent of the qualifiers were men.

The largest number, or 40 per cent, of the qualifications were attained in the field of technology and transport. The next largest numbers were attained in the fields of welfare, health and physical exercise (15 per cent) tourism, catering and economics (13 per cent) and business economics and administration (10 per cent). The shares of other fields of education were below 10 per cent.

Completers of curriculum-based vocational education by region 2008

Region of education Curriculum-based basic vocational education in 2008
Completers of education
Total Men Women
Whole country 32,458 17,031 15,427
Mainland Finland 32,231 16,920 15,311
Uusimaa 5,758 2,925 2,833
Itä-Uusimaa 422 250 172
Varsinais-Suomi 2,461 1,232 1,229
Satakunta 1,490 846 644
Kanta-Häme 1,222 649 573
Pirkanmaa 3,217 1,820 1,397
Päijät-Häme 1,305 604 701
Kymenlaakso 1,049 577 472
South Karelia 779 405 374
Etelä-Savo 1,107 613 494
Pohjois-Savo 2,011 1,070 941
North Karelia 1 297 699 598
Central Finland 1 806 869 937
South Ostrobothnia 1 559 840 719
Ostrobothnia 1 201 659 542
Central Ostrobothnia 682 322 360
North Ostrobothnia 2 886 1 492 1 394
Kainuu 519 289 230
Lapland 1 460 759 701
Åland 227 111 116
Åland 227 111 116

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Reija Vento +358 9 1734 3279, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 28.8.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Completers of curriculum-based vocational qualifications in the calendar year 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2008/02/aop_2008_02_2009-08-28_tie_002_en.html