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Published: 22 February 2022

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,549,807 at the end of January

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,549,807 at the end of January. Our country's population increased by 208 persons during January. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 1,021. The number of births was 1,564 lower than that of deaths.

Population increase by month 2019–2022*

 Population increase by month 2019–2022*

During January, 3,976 children were born, which is 22 fewer than in the corresponding period in 2021. The number of deaths was 5,540, which is 482 higher than one year earlier. Thus, according to preliminary data, the number of deaths rose by nearly 10 per cent from last year's January. The preliminary number of deaths in January 2022 is the highest since the start of the measuring history in 1945. The previous record for deaths in January was from 2017: 5,492 deaths.

According to the preliminary statistics for January, 2,029 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 1,008 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 634 lower and the number of emigrants 127 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 592 of the immigrants and 678 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 21,667 during January. Compared with the corresponding period in 2021, the decrease was 36 migrations according to the municipal division of 2022.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Joonas Toivola 029 551 3355, Johanna Lahtela 029 551 3807,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 22.02.2022

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. January 2022. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.9.2023].
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