Appendix table 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2016, girls (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 Girls total Share of girls in grades 1-6 % Share of girls in grades 7-9 %
Grades Studied language              
Grades 1-6 English 117 192 7 930 29 . 125 151 70,6 .
Swedish 1 658 7 199 24 037 . 32 894 18,5 .
Finnish 8 465 582 3 . 9 050 5,1 .
French 1 792 2 915 11 . 4 718 2,7 .
German 1 583 5 848 11 . 7 442 4,2 .
Russian 620 946 . . 1 566 0,9 .
Spanish 324 1 474 . . 1 798 1,0 .
Italian 0 0 . . 0 0,0 .
Sami 4 133 . . 137 0,1 .
Other 233 41 . . 274 0,2 .
Grades 7-9 English 78 309 6 779 88 18 85 194 . 99,4
Swedish 877 6 230 72 166 8 79 281 . 92,5
Finnish 4 500 493 110 33 5 136 . 6,0
French 884 2 416 93 3 423 6 816 . 8,0
German 887 4 225 128 5 430 10 670 . 12,5
Russian 306 872 . 1 337 2 515 . 2,9
Spanish 64 646 . 2 095 2 805 . 3,3
Italian 0 0 . 76 76 . 0,1
Sami 0 34 . 5 39 . 0,0
Latin 0 0 . 228 228 . 0,3
Other 75 7 23 27 132 . 0,2

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 2. Language choices of comprehensive school pupils in 2016, girls (Corrected on 28 June 2017) . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.7.2019].
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