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Published: 26 March 2015

Finland's preliminary population figure 5 472 971 at the end of February

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of February was 5,472,971. During January-February Finland's population increased by 1,050 persons, which is 1,470 persons less than in the preliminary data for the February year before. The reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 1,340 higher than that of emigrants. There was no natural population growth, since deaths exceeded births by 290 persons.

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

According to the preliminary statistics for February, 3,650 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 2,310 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 560 lower and the number of emigrants 100 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 930 of the immigrants and 1,670 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During January 8,810 children were born, which is 310 children fewer than in the corresponding period of 2014. The number of deaths was 9,100, which is 500 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 36,060 during January-February. Compared with the previous January to February period, the increase was 1,470 migrations according to the municipal division of 2015.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari 029 551 3401, Miina Keski-Petäjä 029 551 3240,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. February 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.9.2023].
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