Religious affiliation of the population 2003 - 2009

Religious community Year
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 5 219 732 5 236 611 5 255 580 5 276 955 5 300 484 5 326 314 5 351 427
Lutheran National Church 4 396 813 4 386 336 4 373 556 4 355 949 4 334 586 4 299 186 4 273 425
Other Lutheran 1 019 1 012 1 031 1 032 1 017 1 076 1 196
Greek Orthodox Church in Finland 57 044 57 529 57 829 58 149 58 379 58 445 58 539
Other Orthodoxes 1 409 1 549 1 705 1 869 2 003 2 091 2 226
Jehovah's Witnesses 18 245 18 239 18 329 18 306 18 177 18 025 19 142
Free Church in Finland 13 443 13 565 13 711 13 895 14 022 14 233 14 292
Roman Catholic Church in Finland 7 897 8 094 8 446 8 783 9 184 9 672 10 090
Islamic congregations 2 748 2 833 4 239 4 944 5 689 6 822 8 230
Pentecostal Church i Finland 1 000 1 294 1 992 2 485 3 455 4 648 5 440
Adventist churches 4 099 4 031 4 015 3 986 3 821 3 751 3 688
Church of J.Chr. of Latter-day Saints 3 317 3 315 3 301 3 282 3 264 3 251 3 239
Baptist congregations 2 446 2 611 2 422 2 419 2 398 2 382 2 372
Methodist churches 1 244 1 250 1 256 1 281 1 267 1 279 1 301
Jewish congregations 1 189 1 203 1 184 1 194 1 181 1 230 1 236
Buddhist congregations 39 40 68 135 110 103 353
Anglican Church in Finland 99 97 93 88 89 88 89
Other 783 812 881 916 1 119 1 204 1 239
No religious affiliation 706 898 732 801 761 522 798 242 840 723 898 828 945 330
  • Information on membership to a religious community registered in Finland is based on the Population Information System.

Source: Population Structure 2009, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Markus Rapo (09) 1734 3238, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma


Updated 30.9.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Population structure [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-5395. Annual review 2009, Religious affiliation of the population 2003 - 2009 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/vaerak/2009/01/vaerak_2009_01_2010-09-30_tau_008_en.html

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