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Published: 21 September 2021

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,545,179 at the end of August

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,545,179 at the end of August. Our country's population increased by 11,386 persons during January-August. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 14,086. The number of births was 3,484 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2018–2021*

 Population increase by month 2018–2021*

During January-August, 33,348 children were born, which is 2,040 higher than in the corresponding period in 2020. The number of deaths was 36,832, which is 195 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January-August, 21,269 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 7,183 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 437 higher and the number of emigrants 2,636 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 5,900 of the immigrants and 4,650 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 203,861 during January-August. Compared with the corresponding period in 2020, the increase was 4,050 migrations according to the municipal division of 2021.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Auli Hämäläinen 029 551 3615, 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. August 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.11.2023].
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