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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2022, February

Published: 20 August 2015

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,479,018 at the end of July

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of July was 5,479,018. Over the January to July period, Finland's population increased by 7,270 persons, which is 5,150 persons fewer than for the corresponding period of the year before. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 5,700 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 1 570 persons.

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

According to the preliminary statistics for the January to July period, 13,210 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 7,520 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 3,900 lower and the number of emigrants 340 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 4,320 of the immigrants and 4,990 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During the January to July period, 32,220 children were born, which is 1,510 children fewer than in the corresponding period of 2014. The number of deaths was 30,650, which is 90 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 144,820 over the January to July period. Compared with the previous January to July period, the increase was 3,000 migrations according to the municipal division of 2015.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marja-Liisa Helminen 029 551 3273, Miina Keski-Petäjä 029 551 3240,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 20.8.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. July 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.7.2022].
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