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2015

10 June 2015  Number of libraries has halved in 35 years
There were 790 public libraries in Finland in 2014, while in 1980 there were still more than 1,600. Even though the number of libraries has decreased, library collections have grown. Last year, libraries contained good 33 million books.

4 June 2015  Pocket-size information about Finland
Statistics Finland's newly published Finland in Figures is a compact information package in pocket size about Finland and its people. The booklet also contains international comparison data.

27 May 2015  Table package on mass media statistics free of charge on the web
Forty-four per cent of Finnish households watch TV on computers, 13 per cent on smart phones and 17 per cent on tablets. Finns have a total of 3.9 million television sets. These are just some of the data that can be found in Statistics Finland's recently published free mass media table package.

20 May 2015  Have a look at our renewed StatFin database
Statistics Finland's free StatFin database has been renewed. The PX-Web software functioning as the platform for the database has been updated to an entirely new version. This enables utilisation of tables through API or the interface.

12 May 2015  Production interruption of the statistics on building and dwelling production continues – estimated data will be published on 19 May 2015
The production interruption of the statistics on building and dwelling production that began in January continues for the time being. Statistics Finland will, however, publish estimated data on building and dwelling production on 19 May 2015.

30 April 2015  Seventy per cent of MPs have tertiary level qualifications
Nearly 70 per cent of the elected MPs have tertiary level qualifications. Just 3.5 per cent of the MPs have only basic level education.

21 April 2015  Results of the Parliamentary elections as maps and figures
Statistics Finland's free election map service provides data illustrated by maps and charts on the Parliamentary elections. The service can be used to view such as voting turnout and support for the parties, as well as the share of votes for the elected candidates on various regional levels.

10 April 2015  Candidates in the Parliamentary elections more highly educated than before
Nearly one-half of the candidates in the Parliamentary elections have tertiary level qualifications, while only around 20 per cent of persons entitled to vote do. The background analysis of candidates in the Parliamentary elections also examines the candidates' age, employment, family status and income level.

31 March 2015  Statistics Finland will terminate 19 employment relationships based on its co-operation negotiations
After the co-operation negotiations that ended in February, Statistics Finland announced that it was preparing to give notice to at most 21 employees on financial and production grounds. Now, the number of persons to be dismissed has been confirmed to be seven, and the employment of 12 persons will end as a result of other arrangements.

25 March 2015  Publication interruption of the statistics on building and dwelling production continues
The publication interruption of the statistics on building and dwelling production that began in January continues for the time being. Statistics Finland has been unable to restart the publication of data yet because the Population Register Centre has not been able to deliver sufficiently extensive building register data to Statistics Finland used as the data source of the statistics.

23 March 2015  Number of veteran vehicles has nearly doubled in ten years
According to the cultural heritage statistics compiled by Statistics Finland, there were as many as over 41,000 vehicles registered as veteran vehicles in Finland at the end of 2014 while ten years earlier they amounted to good 20,000.

19 March 2015  Forty per cent of Members of Parliament are women in the Nordic countries
According to the Nordic Gender Equality in Figures publication, around 40 per cent of Members of Parliament are women in the Nordic countries, while the average for the EU countries is 23 per cent. In Sweden, the share of female Members of Parliament is the highest, 45 per cent. In Finland, 42.5 per cent of the Members of Parliament are women.

10 March 2015  European auditors give Statistics Finland's statistics a good grade
European experts' Peer Review Report found the statistics production of Statistics Finland, which will have its 150th anniversary this year, to be of high quality and reliable. The impartiality of statistics producers and people's trust in statistics are regarded as particular strengths for Finland.

17 February 2015  Press conference on economic development in 2014
Statistics Finland will release preliminary national accounts data on economic development in 2014 at a press conference on 3 March 2015 at 9 am.

16 February 2015  Statistics Finland's co-operation negotiations have ended
Statistics Finland's co-operation negotiations have ended. As a result of these negotiations, Statistics Finland considers at most the dismissal of 21 employees. At the start of the negotiations, the need for redundancies was estimated to be 45 persons.

5 February 2015  Production of the statistics on building and dwelling production suspended
Statistics Finland will suspend the production of data for the statistics on building and dwelling production for the time being. The data is unable to be produced and released because the Population Register Centre cannot deliver the building register data used as the data source of the statistics. The statistics will be produced again when the quality of the released data can be ensured.

29 January 2015  Statistics Finland's website has been renewed
The layout of Statistics Finland's website and the structure of the home page have been renewed. The objective of the renewal is to make it easier to find key data on our pages. The renewed pages are also better suited for use with different devices.

27 January 2015  Court statistics discontinued
Statistics Finland discontinues the production and publication of statistics on court decisions in 2015. The reason for the discontinuation is that required funding has not been acquired to produce the statistics.

15 January 2015  Our home page will be renewed
Statistics Finland's home page will be renewed both in terms of layout and structure at the turn of January and February. The new home page will present our old services in a new fashion and there will also be entirely new service sections.

14 January 2015  Data by postal code area opened
Statistics Finland offers data by postal code area free of charge for everybody's use. The Paavo - Open data by postal code area service contains map data and versatile statistical data.

9 January 2015  Statistical releases are delayed on 9 January 2015
Today's statistical releases are delayed due to technical problems. We will do our utmost to publish them as soon as possible.

8 January 2015  Problems in updating of database tables
There are technical problems in the updating of StatFin database tables. We will do our utmost to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

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Last updated 10.6.2015

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