Finland Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



Finland population 2017

During 2017 Finland population is projected to increased by 27 677 people and reach 5 574 179 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 5 768. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 21 909 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Finland (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Finland population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Finland will be increased by 76 persons daily in 2017.

Population of Finland 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Finland was estimated to be 5 546 502 people. This is an increase of 0.50 % (27 540 people) compared to population of 5 518 962 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 5 740. Due to external migration, the population increased by 21 800. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.964 (964 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Finland population in 2016:

Finland population density

Finland population density is 16.4 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Finland divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Finland. The total area of Finland is 338 420 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Finland age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Finland had the following population age distribution:

16 66.1 17.8

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Finland population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Finland age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Finland is 51.2 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Finland must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Finland is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Finland is 24.3 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Finland is 26.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Finland age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Finland is 79.3 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 75.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.9 years.

Finland historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Finland population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514 028 994N/A %
19524 072 4101.08 %
19534 118 7421.14 %
19544 165 9561.15 %
19554 212 4911.12 %
19564 257 2661.06 %
19574 299 6791.00 %
19584 339 5760.93 %
19594 377 1640.87 %
19604 412 8280.81 %
19614 446 8300.77 %
19624 479 0280.72 %
19634 508 6750.66 %
19644 534 5350.57 %
19654 555 5170.46 %
19664 570 8620.34 %
19674 580 6490.21 %
19684 586 7450.13 %
19694 592 5170.13 %
19704 601 2740.19 %
19714 615 0650.30 %
19724 634 1180.41 %
19734 656 8300.49 %
19744 680 3160.50 %
19754 701 6390.46 %
19764 719 1310.37 %
19774 732 8760.29 %
19784 744 4450.24 %
19794 756 3490.25 %
19804 771 1060.31 %
19814 790 1770.40 %
19824 813 5170.49 %
19834 839 6660.54 %
19844 866 2090.55 %
19854 890 7210.50 %
19864 911 7560.43 %
19874 929 2760.36 %
19884 944 5730.31 %
19894 959 8310.31 %
19904 977 2410.35 %
19914 998 0430.42 %
19925 022 1400.48 %
19935 048 1820.52 %
19945 073 9820.51 %
19955 097 3380.46 %
19965 117 0990.39 %
19975 133 3880.32 %
19985 146 9920.27 %
19995 159 0050.23 %
20005 170 6310.23 %
20015 182 4640.23 %
20025 194 5390.23 %
20035 207 2160.24 %
20045 221 3210.27 %
20055 237 6050.31 %
20065 256 4840.36 %
20075 277 9670.41 %
20085 301 7520.45 %
20095 327 3280.48 %
20105 354 0890.50 %
20115 381 7550.52 %
20125 410 2300.53 %
20135 438 8530.53 %
20145 466 3610.51 %
20155 491 5590.46 %
20165 518 9620.50 %
20175 546 5020.50 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.