Wednesday December 08, 2021

Birth rate stays lower than death rate in Jan-Oct

Published : 24 Nov 2021, 03:02

  DF Report

File Photo: Kela.

The number of births was 4901 lower than that of deaths in the country during January-October period, according to Statistics Finland.

During January-October, 41,906 children were born, which is 2,717 higher than in the corresponding period in 2020. The number of deaths was 46,807, which is 998 higher than one year earlier.

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, Finland's population was 5,548,097 at the end of October. The population increased by 14,304 persons during January-October. The reason for the increase was migration gain from abroad, since immigration exceeded emigration by 18,066.

During the January-October period, 28,144 persons immigrated to Finland from abroad and 10,078 persons emigrated from Finland.

The number of immigrants was 806 higher and the number of emigrants 2,739 lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. In all, 7,105 of the immigrants and 6,679 of the emigrants were Finnish citizens.