Finland Population clock (live)

5,565,984
Current population
2,732,485
Current male population (49.1%)
2,833,499
Current female population (50.9%)
4,047
Births year to date
147
Births today
3,652
Deaths year to date
133
Deaths today
1,500
Net migration year to date
55
Net migration today
1,895
Population growth year to date
69
Population growth today

25-01-2021 20:43:44

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

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Quick facts about the population of Finland

Current population (as of Monday, January 25, 2021)
5,565,915
Population rank
117 (0.07% of world population)
Total area
338,420 km2 (130,665 mi2)
Population density
16.4 per km2 (42.6 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.96 (2,732,485 men to 2,833,499 women)
Median age
42.5 years
Life expectancy
79.3 years (75.8 - men, 82.9 - women)

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters based on the latest United Nations data)

Finland population 2021

During 2021 Finland population is projected to increase by 27,765 people and reach 5,591,854 in the beginning of 2022. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 5,787. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 21,978 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 change rates in 2021

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Finland population in 2021 will be the following:

The population of Finland will be increasing by 76 persons daily in 2021.

Demographics of Finland 2020

As of 1 January 2021, the population of Finland was estimated to be 5,564,089 people. This is an increase of 0.50 % (27,627 people) compared to population of 5,536,462 the year before. In 2020 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 5,758. Due to external migration, the population increased by 21,869. 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 2020.

Below are the key figures for Finland population in 2020:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2021

Finland population density

Finland population density is 16.4 people per square kilometer (42.6/mi2) as of January 2021. 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 (130,665 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Finland

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity4,541,78781.6 %
Religiously Unaffiliated979,60117.6 %
Islam44,5270.8 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, January 25 2021).

Finland age structure

As of the beginning of 2021 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). external link

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

Finland historical population (1951 - 2021)

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

Finland population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19514,029,563N/A %
19524,073,6491.09 %
19534,120,6301.15 %
19544,168,3361.16 %
19554,215,3131.13 %
19564,260,4451.07 %
19574,303,3171.01 %
19584,343,5740.94 %
19594,381,4410.87 %
19604,417,2260.82 %
19614,451,3140.77 %
19624,483,4200.72 %
19634,512,8940.66 %
19644,538,5580.57 %
19654,559,5020.46 %
19664,574,9110.34 %
19674,584,9190.22 %
19684,591,3550.14 %
19694,597,5560.14 %
19704,606,7460.20 %
19714,620,9380.31 %
19724,640,3320.42 %
19734,663,4120.50 %
19744,687,2120.51 %
19754,708,8450.46 %
19764,726,6310.38 %
19774,740,7320.30 %
19784,752,6390.25 %
19794,764,8520.26 %
19804,779,8400.31 %
19814,799,1160.40 %
19824,822,5580.49 %
19834,848,7480.54 %
19844,875,2550.55 %
19854,899,8030.50 %
19864,920,8600.43 %
19874,938,4210.36 %
19884,953,7730.31 %
19894,969,1730.31 %
19904,986,7480.35 %
19915,007,7710.42 %
19925,032,1010.49 %
19935,058,4650.52 %
19945,084,5400.52 %
19955,108,1410.46 %
19965,128,0470.39 %
19975,144,4230.32 %
19985,158,0390.26 %
19995,170,1270.23 %
20005,181,9700.23 %
20015,194,2650.24 %
20025,206,9740.24 %
20035,220,2930.26 %
20045,234,6820.28 %
20055,250,6230.30 %
20065,268,2880.34 %
20075,287,6990.37 %
20085,308,6560.40 %
20095,330,9530.42 %
20105,354,1220.43 %
20115,378,0100.45 %
20125,402,4700.45 %
20135,426,9760.45 %
20145,450,2890.43 %
20155,471,3500.39 %
20165,489,4660.33 %
20175,504,5990.28 %
20185,517,0250.23 %
20195,527,4110.19 %
20205,536,4620.16 %
20215,564,0890.50 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
20205,580,128N/A %
20255,669,1191.59 %
20305,739,0951.23 %
20355,785,2070.80 %
20405,813,5330.49 %
20455,837,0330.40 %
20505,866,3510.50 %
20555,901,1440.59 %
20605,939,8750.66 %
20655,980,5630.68 %
20706,019,0760.64 %
20756,050,9340.53 %
20806,075,1690.40 %
20856,095,0310.33 %
20906,111,8880.28 %
20956,126,5500.24 %
21006,138,5580.20 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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