Appendix table 3. Languages studied by students in upper secondary general education in 2014 to 2019

Language studied 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Students Share of students, % Students Share of students, % Students Share of students, % Students Share of students, % Students Share of students, % Students Share of students, %
English 104 314 99,9 104 693 99,9 103 751 99,9 103 731 99,8 103 442 99,6 104 638 99,7
Swedish 95 868 91,8 96 537 92,1 94 994 91,5 95 476 91,8 95 046 91,5 96 449 91,9
Finnish 6 701 6,4 6 493 6,2 6 578 6,3 6 598 6,3 6 703 6,5 6 464 6,2
French 11 253 10,8 10 774 10,3 10 229 9,9 10 130 9,7 9 792 9,4 9 270 8,8
German 17 440 16,7 17 007 16,2 16 351 15,7 16 924 16,3 16 239 15,6 15 359 14,6
Russian 7 913 7,6 7 664 7,3 6 819 6,6 5 962 5,7 5 535 5,3 5 352 5,1
Spanish 13 838 13,2 13 309 12,7 12 913 12,4 13 499 13,0 14 113 13,6 13 577 12,9
Italian 1 309 1,3 1 178 1,1 1 055 1,0 997 1,0 867 0,8 867 0,8
Sami 27 0,0 24 0,0 40 0,0 31 0,0 32 0,0 21 0,0
Latin 755 0,7 614 0,6 596 0,6 554 0,5 631 0,6 674 0,6
Other 849 0,8 607 0,6 591 0,6 716 0,7 976 0,9 1 015 1,0
Students total 104 449 . 104 785 . 103 837 . 103 985 . 103 820 . 104 980 .

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

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Updated 26.11.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Subject choices of students [e-publication].
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