Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2016, boys (Corrected on 28 June 2017)

Corrected on 28 June 2017. The corrected numbers are indicated in red.
  Compulsory language A1 Optional language A2 Compulsory language B1 Elective language B2 Boys total Share of boys in grades 1-6 % Share of boys in grades 7-9 %
Grades Studied language              
Grades 1-6 English 123 477 7 716 19 . 131 212 70,5 .
Swedish 1 607 6 069 26 172 . 33 848 18,2 .
Finnish 8 936 530 9 . 9 475 5,1 .
French 1 157 1 726 6 . 2 889 1,6 .
German 1 368 5 350 7 . 6 725 3,6 .
Russian 460 642 . . 1 102 0,6 .
Spanish 252 1 153 . . 1 405 0,8 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0,0 .
Sami 1 105 . . 106 0,1 .
Other 196 37 . . 233 0,1 .
Grades 7-9 English 82 742 6 190 73 9 89 014 . 99,3
Swedish 679 4 741 77 235 9 82 664 . 92,2
Finnish 4 527 532 90 30 5 179 . 5,8
French 558 1 267 53 1 340 3 218 . 3,6
German 702 3 471 151 3 862 8 186 . 9,1
Russian 226 595 . 856 1 677 . 1,9
Spanish 53 404 . 1 060 1 517 . 1,7
Italian 0 0 . 38 38 . 0,0
Sami 0 13 . 4 17 . 0,0
Latin 0 0 . 162 162 . 0,2
Other 62 7 15 8 92 . 0,1

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 24.5.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of comprehensive school pupils 2016, Appendix table 1. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2016, boys (Corrected on 28 June 2017) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 11.12.2019].
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