Official Statistics of Finland

Income distribution statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Pensioner households have big income differential
24 Mar 2017
According to Statistics Finland's income distribution statistics, there were good 890,000 pensioner households in Finland, which is as many as one-third of all households in the country. Pensioner households whose reference person had been an upper-level employee when working have clearly the highest income. Their income level was distinctly higher than for total households. The income level was weakest in those pensioner households where the reference person had not been in working life when active. The income level of this group is clearly below the general income level of households.

Next release:
31 Mar 2017

Description: The income distribution statistics describe the distribution of the annual income of households and income differentials between different population groups. The statistics describe the amount of disposable income and its formation from different sources when taking taxation and income transfers into consideration. Income and its distribution are also examined by groups according to level of income, socio-economic status, stage in life cycle and area of residence. The statistics also describe the earned and entrepreneurial incomes of household members.
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Keywords: capital income, cash income, current transfers, current transfers paid, current transfers received, disposable income, dividends, entrepreneurial income, equivalent income, factor income, gini coefficient, gross income, households, imputed income from owner-occupied dwellings, income, income differentials, income distribution, income from owner-occupied dwellings, income from property, interest rates, livelihood, living conditions, persistent risk of poverty, persons at risk of poverty, persons with high income, real income, realised capital gains, socio-economic group, subjective financial well-being, taxable income, taxation, wages and salaries.
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Change: Change to the income concept used in the basic releases of the income distribution statistics
20 Mar 2013
From the statistical reference year 2011 onwards, the income distribution statistics will start to use households' disposable money income as the main concept in their basic releases.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Income distribution statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1331. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.3.2017].
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