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Published: 22 June 2010

Students in curriculum-based basic vocational education numbered 131,200 in 2009

According to Statistics Finland, the number of students in curriculum-based vocational education provided by educational institutions was 131,200 in 2009. New students numbered 50,900. The number of students was 3 per cent higher and that of new students 5 per cent higher than one year previously. Fifty-three per cent of students were men. The majority of students were studying in the fields of technology and transport (43 per cent), welfare and health (15 per cent) and tourism, catering and home economics (12 per cent). Data on students describe the situation of 20 september.

New students and students in curriculum-based basic vocational education by region in 2009 1)

Region of education New students, total Students, total
Whole country, total 50 930 131 175
Mainland Finland 50 575 130 428
Uusimaa 10 901 27 159
Itä-Uusimaa 841 2 134
Varsinais-Suomi 3 923 10 211
Satakunta 2 290 6 085
Kanta-Häme 2 027 5 221
Pirkanmaa 4 360 11 345
Päijät-Häme 2 151 5 656
Kymenlaakso 1 731 4 605
South Karelia 1 031 2 881
Etelä-Savo 1 489 3 832
Pohjois-Savo 2 842 6 963
North Karelia 1 852 5 078
Central Finland 2 819 7 068
South Ostrobotnia 2 254 5 998
Ostrobotnia 1 699 4 401
Central Ostrobotnia 934 2 476
North Ostrobotnia 4 365 11 113
Kainuu 710 1 850
Lappi 2 356 6 352
Åland 355 747
Åland 355 747
1) Excluding apprenticeship training.

Source: Education 2009. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Reija Vento (09) 1734 3279, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 22.06.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Students in curriculum-based vocational education 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
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