Finland’s Preliminary Population Exceeds 5.6 Million by October 2023

As of the end of October 2023, Finland’s preliminary population reached 5,599,869, according to preliminary data from Statistics Finland. The country experienced a population growth of 35,899 individuals from January to October 2023. The increase was primarily driven by net migration, with 48,433 more immigrants than emigrants. Additionally, there were 12,491 fewer births than deaths during this period.

Key Highlights:

  • Finland’s preliminary population was 5,599,869 by the end of October.
  • Population increased by 35,899 individuals from January to October.
  • Net migration contributed significantly to the population growth.

In the January-to-October period, 36,416 births were recorded, which is 1,707 fewer than the same period in 2022. The number of deaths was 48,907, representing a decrease of 2,790 compared to the previous year.

According to the October preliminary statistics, 59,765 individuals migrated to Finland from abroad, while 11,332 people emigrated from Finland in the same period. This resulted in 19,001 more immigrants and 2,093 fewer emigrants compared to the same period in the previous year. Among the immigrants, 6,114 were Finnish citizens, and among the emigrants, 7,246 were Finnish citizens.

Inter-municipality migrations totaled 243,276 from January to October, showing a decrease of 11,563 compared to the same period in the previous year based on the 2023 municipal division.