Social Protection

Contents

Social protection expenditure by function

Function 2010   2017   2018  
  € million % € million % € million %
Sickness and health 13 468 24,6 15 300 22,1 15 612 22,2
Disability 6 427 11,7 6 484 9,4 6 614 9,4
Old age 19 171 35,0 28 807 41,7 29 743 42,4
Survivors 1 724 3,1 1 833 2,7 1 831 2,6
Family and children 5 845 10,7 6 654 9,6 6 879 9,8
Unemployment 4 370 8,0 4 921 7,1 4 281 6,1
Housing 923 1,7 1 842 2,7 2 089 3,0
Other social protection 1 425 2,6 2 072 3,0 1 968 2,8
Administration 1 480 2,7 1 176 1,7 1 210 1,7
Total  54 832 100 69 089 100 70 229 100
% relative to GDP 29,3   30,9   30,0  

Source: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 8.5.2020

Recipients of family allowances

  2000 2010 2019 2020
Parental allowances        
Mothers 97 359 103 577 80 067 79 666
Fathers 42 924 56 393 58 409 58 170
Recipients of maternity grant 1) 55 228 60 188 44 351 49 177
Child benefit, December        
Recipients 586 834 561 534 541 065 538 210
Children 1 063 680 1 014 910 985 832 977 024
Child care allowances 31.12.        
Recipients 84 657 89 701 71 074 66 968
Children 126 963 126 995 87 344 80 811
Child maintenance allowance 31.12.        
Recipients . . 66 384 71 303 69 954
Children 107 962 97 776 103 764 101 814

1) Incl. adoption grant

Source: Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 24.3.2021

Housing benefits

Content available in Excel format

Source: Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 24.3.2021

Recipients of unemployment benefits on 31 December 2019

Content available in Excel format

Sources: Kela, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Financial Supervisory Authority

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 6.5.2020

Pension recipients

Pension benefit 2000 2010 2019 2020
Old-age pension 869 672 1 093 267 1 384 385 1 397 155
Unemployment pension 54 291 33 938  - -
Disability pension 276 269 267 248 197 492 193 629
Part-time pension 24 533 28 764 1 041 291
Special pensions for farmers 40 845 24 330 9 523 8 409
Surviving spouse's pension 252 798 263 176 248 711 220 395
Orphan's pension 28 476 22 503 16 288 15 994
Total 1) 1 284 145 1 463 835 1 612 473 1 617 561

1) The same individual may be the beneficiary of more than one type of pension

Source: Finnish Centre for Pensions

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 31.3.2021

Total pension distribution among pension recipients on 31 December 2020

People living in Finland who receive an old-age (excl. partial old-age), a disability or a special farmer’s pension

Total pension, €/month Total % Males % Females %
       0–  799 50 053 3,3 16 410 2,4 33 643 4,1
   800–1 099 292 619 19,5 114 640 16,9 177 979 21,7
1 100–1 399 299 087 19,9 106 105 15,6 192 982 23,5
1 400–1 699 231 888 15,4 92 599 13,6 139 289 17,0
1 700–1 999 192 959 12,8 88 583 13,0 104 376 12,7
2 000–2 299 139 537 9,3 72 584 10,7 66 953 8,1
2 300–2 599 92 826 6,2 52 718 7,7 40 108 4,9
2 600–2 899 61 066 4,1 36 965 5,4 24 101 2,9
2 900–3 199 40 862 2,7 26 299 3,9 14 563 1,8
3 200– 101 163 6,7 73 418 10,8 27 745 3,4
Total 1 502 060 100 680 321 100 821 739 100
Average pension, €/month 1 762   1 983   1 579  

Source: Finnish Centre for Pensions

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 31.3.2021

 

Main topic: Social Protection

Last updated 31 Mar 2021