Students and qualifications

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/opiskt/index_en.html
Main topic: Education
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes

Description

The statistics describe pupils and students in pre-primary and basic education and post-comprehensive education leading to a qualification, as well as completers of qualifications or degrees.

The statistics contain data on the age, mobility, nationality and native language of students and completers of qualifications or degrees.

Post-comprehensive education refers to upper secondary general school education, vocational education, university of applied sciences education and university education. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.

The data for the statistics are published annually.

Data content

The statistics contain data on pupils in pre-primary and basic education and students and qualifications in post-comprehensive education leading to a qualification or degree.

Classifications used

education, students, qualifications, completers of qualifications, age, mobility, nationality, native language

Data collection methods and data sources

The statistics on students and qualifications are based on individual-based data (for pre-primary and basic education data by educational institution until the statistical reference year 2019) on students and qualifications, which Statistics Finland has collected from educational institutions through organisers of education, directly from educational institutions, from the KOSKI database, from the national database of higher education institutions (VIRTA) and from the register of matriculation examinations. Data on students in upper secondary general school education and on students and qualifications in vocational education starting from the statistical year 2019 and data on pre-primary and basic education starting from the statistical year 2020 are based on data reported by organisers of education/educational institutions to the Finnish National Agency for Education's KOSKI database. In addition, data collections supplementing the KOSKI database have been used. The data are total data.

Updating frequency

The statistics have several publication dates. Data on each sector of education are published annually.

Time of completion or release

Data on pre-primary and basic education are released at a lag of seven months. Data on upper secondary general school and vocational education are released at a lag of six months. Data on university of applied sciences education are released at a lag of four months. Data on university education are released at a lag of five months. Data concerning all sectors of education are published at a lag of 10 months.

Time series

Data on pupils and students have been produced varyingly depending on the sector of education (see vocational education, university of applied sciences education, upper secondary general school education, university education). The individual-based collection of student data and collection of preliminary data covering all sectors of education started in 1999. Data on qualifications and degrees are available from the Register of Completed Education and Degrees from 1971 onwards. Time series data on comprehensive schools are available starting from the 1980s.

Keywords

nationality, education, pupils, students, educational institutions, completers of qualifications, qualifications, foreigners

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/opiskt/yht_en.html


Last updated 15.04.2021