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Published: 23 March 2021

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,538,350 at the end of February

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,538,350 at the end of February. Our country's population increased by 2,204 persons during January-February. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 3,174. The number of births was 1,434 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2018–2021*

 Population increase by month 2018–2021*

During January-February, 7,842 children were born, which is 302 higher than in the corresponding period in 2020. The number of deaths was 9,276, which is 67 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January-February, 4,619 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,445 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 992 lower and the number of emigrants 776 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 1,142 of the immigrants and 982 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 40,154 during January-February. Compared with the corresponding period in 2020, the increase was 134 migrations according to the municipal division of 2021.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249, Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. February 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.11.2023].
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