Mission and tasks

Mission

Statistics Finland supports democratic decision-making based on facts, as well as scientific research by producing reliable statistics, studies and datasets describing society. Statistics Finland develops the national statistical service in co-operation with other Government officials.

Statistics Finland's task is to

Compile statistics and reports concerning social conditions

  • Collect and maintain data files on society
  • Provide information service and promote the use of statistics
  • Develop statistical methods and conduct studies supporting the development of statistics

Develop the national statistical service in co-operation with other Government officials

  • Co-ordinate the national statistical service
  • Participate in and co-ordinate Finland's international statistical co-operation