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Published: 21 December 2021

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,549,599 at the end of November

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,549,599 at the end of November. Our country's population increased by 15,806 persons during January-November. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 20,432. The number of births was 5,921 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2018–2021*

 Population increase by month 2018–2021*

During January-November, 45,847 children were born, which is 3,050 higher than in the corresponding period in 2020. The number of deaths was 51,768, which is 1,338 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary statistics for January-November, 31,557 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 11,125 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 1,449 higher and the number of emigrants 2,814 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 7,572 of the immigrants and 7,369 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 282,041 during January-November. Compared with the corresponding period in 2020, the increase was 9,341 migrations according to the municipal division of 2021.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, 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. November 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.11.2023].
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