Appendix table 4. Languages studied by students in vocational education in 2014 to 2019

Language studied Year 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 119 833 95,5 111 722 92,5 111 672 95,6 107 134 96,1 120 814 93,6 134 128 95,0
Swedish 108 614 86,6 99 069 82,0 102 109 87,4 97 245 87,2 111 491 86,4 123 533 87,5
Finnish 4 909 3,9 4 767 3,9 7 865 6,7 5 949 5,3 5 983 4,6 6 302 4,5
French 1 904 1,5 1 589 1,3 1 796 1,5 1 534 1,4 778 0,6 457 0,3
German 2 077 1,7 1 201 1,0 1 594 1,4 1 357 1,2 717 0,6 685 0,5
Russian 3 342 2,7 2 616 2,2 2 212 1,9 2 035 1,8 1 524 1,2 1 332 0,9
Spanish 1 968 1,6 1 721 1,4 1 526 1,3 1 429 1,3 1 314 1,0 1 012 0,7
Italian 110 0,1 84 0,1 67 0,1 44 0,0 29 0,0 33 0,0
Sami 140 0,1 2 0,0 109 0,1 148 0,1 3 0,0 0 0,0
Latin 19 0,0 12 0,0 13 0,0 6 0,0 4 0,0 5 0,0
Other 469 0,4 508 0,4 379 0,3 298 0,3 277 0,2 214 0,2
Students total 125 447 . 120 824 . 116 808 . 111 485 . 129 006 . 141 159 .

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].
ISSN=1799-1056. Subject choices of completers of upper secondary general school education 2019, Appendix table 4. Languages studied by students in vocational education in 2014 to 2019 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.6.2021].
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