Published: 15 November 2013

Comprehensive schools had 540,500 pupils in 2013

According to Statistics Finland, comprehensive schools had 540,500 pupils in 2013. The number of pupils in comprehensive school increased by 0.2 per cent from the year before. Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive school were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

Pupils in comprehensive school by region in 2013

Region of school Active comprehensive schools Pupils total Boys Girls
Whole country, total 2 717 540 477 277 056 263 421
Mainland Finland, total 2 694 537 621 275 563 262 058
Uusimaa 592 154 140 78 553 75 587
Varsinais-Suomi 232 44 519 22 979 21 540
Satakunta 135 21 674 11 205 10 469
Kanta-Häme 92 17 812 9 065 8 747
Pirkanmaa 213 49 242 25 137 24 105
Päijät-Häme 88 19 320 9 819 9 501
Kymenlaakso 98 16 733 8 566 8 167
South Karelia 58 11 757 5 988 5 769
Etelä-Savo 100 13 685 7 008 6 677
Pohjois-Savo 126 23 826 12 233 11 593
North Karelia 81 15 266 7 782 7 484
Central Finland 134 27 279 13 909 13 370
South Ostrobothnia 159 21 115 10 924 10 191
Ostrobothnia 142 18 894 9 806 9 088
Central Ostrobothnia 60 7 772 3 949 3 823
North Ostrobothnia 226 50 088 26 061 24 027
Kainuu 42 7 320 3 743 3 577
Lapland 116 17 179 8 836 8 343
Åland, total 23 2 856 1 493 1 363
Åland 23 2 856 1 493 1 363

In all, 6.5 per cent of comprehensive school pupils received intensified support in autumn 2013 and 7.3 per cent special support (see database tables). More about this topic in the statistics on special education to be released in June 2014.

The number of pre-primary education pupils was 59,700, of whom 11,800 were in pre-primary education in schools and 47,900 in day care.

There were 2,717 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2013, which was 72 schools fewer than in the year before. Municipalities ran 96 per cent of the comprehensive schools.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Irma Suovirta 09 1734 3280, Ritva Strandberg 09 1734 3281, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 15.11.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Pre-primary and comprehensive school education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3725. 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pop/2013/pop_2013_2013-11-15_tie_001_en.html