Culture, Media and Time Use

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Public libraries 1)

  1990 2000 2010 2020 2021
Libraries, number 1 151 936 843 731 728
Mobile libraries, number 232 201 154 137 128
Materials, million 37,2 40,9 39,7 33,0 32,3
Loans, million 85,7 102,2 96,2 70,3 76,1
Borrowers, million 2,2 2,4 2,1 1,8 1,6
Library visits, million 49,3 64,0 52,6 35,3 32,2

1) Excl. Åland

Cinemas, museums, theatres and orchestras

  2000 2010 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cinemas 228 172 181 176 177 178
Cinema halls 343 289 355 358 360 351
Seats, thousand 59 50 50 50 50 50
Premieres 176 186 210 201 131 . .
Visits per inhabitant 1,4 1,4 1,5 1,5 0,7 *0,6
Museums 1) 155 158 154 153 150 *151
Exhibitions 1 289 1 134 1 008 1 004 773 . .
Admissions, million 4,9 4,9 7,1 7,6 4,5 *4,3
Theatres 2) 3) 60 59 59 59 59 59
Performances 13 837 12 833 11 874 11 453 6 374 . .
Tickets sold, million 2,6 2,6 2,4 2,3 0,8 . .
Orchestras 2) 24 27 28 28 28 28

* preliminary data

1) Museums with full-time personnel, excl. Åland
2) Theatres receiving statutory State subsidy
3) Incl. Finnish National Theatre and Finnish National Opera

Shares of use by media, 2020

  Age          
  15–24 25–44 45–59 60–69 Total  
  min per day         %
Print media, total 57 46 49 86 57 10
Magazines 9 7 8 14 9 2
Newspapers 1) 21 14 18 34 20 4
Free papers 10 8 7 10 8 1
Books 18 17 17 28 19 3
Electronic media, total 536 515 499 497 510 90
Television 77 123 173 195 144 25
Radio 32 56 82 112 70 12
Internet 2) 427 337 244 190 296 52
Total 593 561 548 583 567 100

1) Incl. subscribed and paid for newspapers
2) Incl. all Internet use

Source: Kantar TNS Oy

Data in Excel format (xlsx)

Updated: 9.12.2021

Main topic: Culture, Media and Time Use

 

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Last updated 13 Jun 2022