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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, June

Published: 20 December 2013

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,449,657 at the end of November

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of November was 5,449,657. Over the January to November period, Finland's population increased by 23,000 persons, which is 1,200 persons less than in the corresponding period of the year before. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 16,000 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 7,000 persons.

Population increase by month 2011–2013

Population increase by month 2011–2013

According to the preliminary statistics for the January to November period, 28,350 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 12,400 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 750 lower and the number of emigrants was 550 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 7,300 of the immigrants and 8,850 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During the January to November period 53,800 children were born, which is 1,200 children less than in the corresponding period of 2012. The number of deaths was 46,800, which is 250 lower than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 245,600 over the January to November period. Compared with the previous January to November period, the decrease was 10,050 migrations according to the municipal division of 2013.

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari 09 1734 3401, Irma Pitkänen 09 1734 3262, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 20.12.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. November 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2019].
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