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Published: 20 November 2014

Finland's preliminary population figure 5,470,437 at the end of October

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population at the end of October was 5,470,437. Over the January to October period, Finland's population increased by 19,170 persons, which is 2,530 persons fewer than for the corresponding period of the year before. The main reason for the population increase was migration gain from abroad: the number of immigrants was 13,540 higher than that of emigrants. Natural population growth, or excess of births to deaths, was 5,630 persons.

Population increase by month 2012–2014*

Population increase by month 2012–2014*

According to the preliminary statistics for the January to October period, 25,870 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 12,330 persons emigrated from Finland. The number of immigrants was 1,570 lower and the number of emigrants 60 higher than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 6,780 of the immigrants and 8,480 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.

During the January to October period, 48,600 children were born, which is 780 children fewer than in the corresponding period of 2013. The number of deaths was 42,970, which is 120 higher than one year earlier.

According to the preliminary data, the number of inter-municipal migrations totalled 228,720 over the January to October period. Compared with the previous January to October period, the decrease was 1,180 migrations according to the municipal division of 2014.

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari 029 551 3401, Irma Pitkänen 029 551 3262,

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Preliminary population statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2243-3627. October 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.4.2024].
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