Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of families turned to a decline
25 May 2018
According to Statistics Finland's data, there were 1,472,000 families in Finland at the end of 2017. The number of families fell the first time during the family statistics. The number fell by 4,100 from the previous year. Until now, the number of families has grown, although slowly in recent years. The contraction is almost at the same level as the annual growth in the number still a couple of years ago.

Next release:
21 Nov 2018

Description: Families are formed at the turn of the year from persons living in the same dwelling according to the population information system of the Population Register Centre. The statistics comprise families and families with children, and their demographic data. Families are classified into families without children, married or cohabiting couples living with children, and single-parent families. Cohabiting couples are deduced from living together. The statistics contain data on the age, language, nationality and country of birth of spouses/parents, and on the age and gender of each child living at home. Families with children are those that include children under the age of 18.
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Keywords: children, cohabition, families, families with underage children, marriage, nationality, reconstituted families, registered partnership, single-parent families.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2018].
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