Micro data

Micro data or unit-level data are available from Statistics Finland for scientific studies and statistical surveys.

The Research Services offer ready-made data and tailoring of data according to research need. Data are available from both enterprise and individual databases in a variety of ways. The data, their tailoring and remote access are subject to charge.

Statistical legislation and data protection and confidentiality practices specified in legislation are applied in compiling and releasing the data. The releasing of data is subject to a user licence. View the rules of the Research Services (PDF).

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Research Services’ rules and instructions updated (13.9.2021)

The rules of the Research Services, the data protection instructions for delivered data, the data protection instructions for remote access and the instructions for login into and using the FIONA remote access system are now in separate documents. The updated documents can be found on the website Instructions for researchers.

Please read through the updated rules and instructions! You might not know, for example, that sharing the display of the remote access system in a remote meeting (e.g. Teams) is not allowed for data security reasons, even if each participant in the meeting has a user license to the data. The instructions emphasize the researchers' responsibility for data protection.

Delay in entry to processing of applications

(Updated 20.9.2021)

  • Addition of users: around 3 weeks
  • Ready-made data: around 6 weeks
  • Tailored data: around 3 months

The time from processing the application to receiving the data varies depending on the extent of the data.

Application process for data

Learn more about the data. Apply for licence. We process your application. We make an agreement. We compile the data. We deliver the data.

Contact us

In all questions concerning research data, you can contact us by email: tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi.

If you want to contact us by telephone, send us by email a call request and tell us in the message what it concerns. This way we can find a suitable expert to see to the matter.