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Published: 20 December 2019

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,527,405 at the end of November

Corrected on 20 December 2019. The correction is indicated in red.

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,527,405 at the end of November. Our country's population increased by 9,486 persons during January-November. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 16,779. The number of births was 6,946 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2016–2019*

 Population increase by month 2016–2019*

During January-November, 42,015 children were born, which is 2,008 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2018. The number of deaths was 48,961, which is 762 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for November, 30,379 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 13,600 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 1,390 higher and the number of emigrants 4,321 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 8,053 of the immigrants and 9,301 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 264,320 during January-November. Compared with the corresponding period in 2018, the decrease was 1,891 migrations according to the municipal division of 2019.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Juhana Nordberg 029 551 3051, Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355,

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. November 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.9.2023].
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