Official Statistics of Finland


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Number of children decreasing most in South Savo
31 Jan 2020
According to the 2018 family statistics, a total of 1,037,995 children were growing up in families, which was 8,341 fewer than in 2017. There are now 33,805, or three per cent, fewer underage children being raised in families than ten years ago. The biggest change in the number of underage children has occurred in South Savo where the number of children has decreased by 20 per cent. In Kainuu, the number of underage children has declined by 18 per cent. In absolute numbers, there were most underage children in Uusimaa, 323,103, and the number has grown by five per cent from ten years ago. The change in the number of underage children has also been positive in Pirkanmaa and Åland.

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22 May 2020

Description: Families are formed at the turn of the year from persons living in the same dwelling according to the population information system of the Population Register Centre. The statistics comprise families and families with children, and their demographic data. Families are classified into families without children, married or cohabiting couples living with children, and single-parent families. Cohabiting couples are deduced from living together. The statistics contain data on the age, language, nationality and country of birth of spouses/parents, and on the age and gender of each child living at home. Families with children are those that include children under the age of 18.
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Keywords: children, cohabition, families, families with underage children, marriage, nationality, reconstituted families, registered partnership, single-parent families.
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Change: Publication of the annual review Families is postponed
21 Nov 2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Families [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3231. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.4.2020].
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