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Appendix table 1. Family population and average size of family in 1950–2012

Year   Families total  Family population Population     Proportion of family population, % Average size of family
1950 930 572 3 457 474 4 029 803 85,8 3,7
1960 1 036 270 3 855 037 4 446 222 86,7 3,7
1970 1 153 878 3 986 005 4 598 336 86,7 3,5
1980 1 278 102 4 023 091 4 787 778 84,0 3,1
1990 1 365 341 4 101 922 4 998 478 82,1 3,0
2000 1 401 963 4 053 850 5 181 115 78,2 2,9
2005 1 426 002 4 037 753 5 255 580 76,8 2,8
2006 1 431 376 4 039 944 5 276 955 76,6 2,8
2007 1 437 709 4 045 561 5 300 484 76,3 2,8
2008 1 444 386 4 051 662 5 326 314 76,1 2,8
2009 1 450 488 4 059 511 5 351 427 75,9 2,8
2010 1 455 073 4 065 168 5 375 276 75,6 2,8
2011 1 460 570 4 069 930 5 401 267 75,4 2,8
2012 1 465 733 4 075 094 5 426 674 75,1 2,8

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marjut Pietiläinen 09 1734 2798, Timo Nikander 09 1734 3250, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 13.1.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Annual Review 2012, Appendix table 1. Family population and average size of family in 1950–2012 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.2.2023].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/perh/2012/02/perh_2012_02_2013-11-22_tau_001_en.html