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Latest publication: Preliminary population statistics 2019, July

Published: 18 June 2015

Finland's preliminary population figure 5 475 207 at the end of May

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of May was 5,475,207. Over the January to May period, Finland's population increased by 3,455 persons, which is 3,780 persons fewer than for the corresponding period of the year before. The reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 3,445 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was only 10 persons.

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

Population increase by month 2012–2015*

According to the preliminary statistics for the January to May period, 8,760 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 5,320 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 2,610 lower and the number of emigrants 320 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 2,380 of the immigrants and 3,640 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During the January to May period, 22,580 children were born, which is 1,040 children fewer than in the corresponding period of 2014. The number of deaths was 22,570, which is 450 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 93,610 over the January to May period. Compared with the previous January to May period, the increase was 630 migrations according to the municipal division of 2015.

Source: Population Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Miina Keski-Petäjä 029 551 3240, Marja-Liisa Helminen 029 551 3273, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 18.6.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. May 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.9.2019].
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