Hundred-year-old Finland in the light of statistics

Independent Finland will become 100 years old in 2017. When Finland gained independence in 1917, the Central Statistical Office of Finland, presently Statistics Finland, had already for over 50 years collected statistical data on Finland and Finns.

Over one hundred years, Finland’s population has grown from good three million to five and a half million, the life expectancy has grown, industries have changed and the educational level has risen.

Statistics describe the development of the Finnish state and of changes in the lives of Finns.  Every citizen, every municipality, school, workplace and home are included in statistics. Annual changes become part of greater development through statistics – statistics are the image of Finnish society.

During the centenary, Statistics Finland will use statistics to shed light on how the hundred-year-old Finland has developed and what we Finns are like today. Finland then and now

Finland is often among the top countries in the world. To honour the centenary we collected things we are especially good at. Finland is the best in the world

Statistics Finland will organise events and competitions during the centenary year. Learn more about the events and competitions

We celebrate the hundred-year-old Finland together. The centenary pages, coordinated by the Prime Minister's Office, also contain statistical stories about Finland and Finns. A celebration for the entire country

Finland in Figures Finland in Figures Statistical Yearbook of Finland Statistical Yearbook of Finland Findicator Findicator eCourse in Statistics: History of Finnish statistics eCourse in Statistics: History of Finnish statistics Statistical Finns animation Statistical Finns animation Finland 1917-2007 Finland from 1917 to 2007


Further information

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