Classification products

Classification handbooks

The most used classifications are published in Statistics Finland's Handbooks series. The Handbooks usually contain the headings of the classification (i.e. names and codes of groups), descriptions of groups and information about the use of the classification and classification principles.

The following classification handbooks are published in three languages (Finnish, Swedish and English):

  • Standard Industrial Classification TOL 2002, Annex 2 Summary
  • Classification of Occupations 2001, Annex 3 Summary
  • Regional Divisions Based on Municipalities 2003
  • Classification of Sectors 2012

Further information:

The Classification Guide

Anne Väänänen
+358 9 1734 2695


Statistics Finland's Sales Services
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Electronic files

The classifications are available in electronic form as Excel or ASCII files. The files are delivered to customers by email or on diskette.

The classification file generally comprises the headings of the classification but descriptions of groups and index words can be obtained on some classifications, such as the Standard Industrial Classification.

The following classifications also contain the headings in English:

  • Occupation
  • Socio-economic status
  • Financial assets and liabilities
  • Sector
  • Industry
  • Land use
  • Building

Further information and orders:

Anne Väänänen
+358 9 1734 2695