Published: 15 June 2007

Students in upper secondary general school education numbered 117 300 in 2006

According to Statistics Finland, a total of 117,300 students attended upper secondary education leading to a qualification in 2006. The number of students continued to decrease and was one per cent lower than year before.

The proportion of women of all students attending education leading to a qualification was 57 per cent. There were 3,000 students who attended both upper secondary general education and vocational education simultaneously.

Students in upper secondary general education by region 2006

Region Total Men Women
Whole country 117,260 50,534 66,726
Continental Finland 116,798 50,323 66,475
Uusimaa 34 543 15,632 18,911
Itä-Uusimaa 1,677 782 895
Varsinais-Suomi 9,206 3,867 5,339
Satakunta 4,769 2,038 2,731
Kanta-Häme 3,133 1,376 1,757
Pirkanmaa 10,443 4,258 6,185
Päijät-Häme 4,166 1,775 2,391
Kymenlaakso 3,314 1,410 1,904
South Karelia 2,422 1,076 1,346
Etelä-Savo 3,552 1,422 2,130
Pohjois-Savo 5,765 2,317 3,448
North Karelia 3,476 1,474 2,002
Central Finland 5,549 2,472 3,077
South Ostrobothnia 4,207 1,744 2,463
Ostrobothnia 3,520 1,470 2,050
Central Ostrobothnia 1,702 658 1,044
North Ostrobothnia 8,719 3,713 5,006
Kainuu 2,082 921 1,161
Lapland 4,553 1,918 2,635
Åland 462 211 251
Åland 462 211 251

A total of 32,800 students passed the matriculation examination in 2006. The number went down by four per cent from the year before. In addition, International Baccalaureate examination was passed by 286 students in fourteen general upper secondary education schools, Reifeprüfung by 39 students in Helsingin saksalainen koulu (The German School of Helsinki) and gymnasieexamen by 40 students in Ålands lyceum.

Source: Education statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Miikka Paajavuori +358 9 1734 3678, koulutus.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charg:e Mr Jari Tarkoma


Last updated 15.6.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Upper secondary general school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-165X. 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.5.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/lop/2006/lop_2006_2007-06-15_tie_001_en.html