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Published: 25 May 2021

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,538,424 at the end of April

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,538,424 at the end of April. Our country's population increased by 4,631 persons during January-April. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 6,746. The number of births was 2,252 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2018–2021*

 Population increase by month 2018–2021*

During January-April, 16,183 children were born, which is 986 higher than in the corresponding period in 2020. The number of deaths was 18,435, which is 523 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January-April, 9,789 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 3,043 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 60 lower and the number of emigrants 570 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,283 of the immigrants and 2,001 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 82,116 during January-April. Compared with the corresponding period in 2020, the increase was 48 migrations according to the municipal division of 2021.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Laura Lipasti 029 551 3041, Joni Rantakari 029 551 3249,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. April 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 9.12.2023].
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