Helsinki facts and figures booklet

Helsinki facts and figures 2020 – Pocket statistics published in three languages

Helsinki facts and figures is a compact statistical booklet published on an annual basis that covers key figures about Helsinki and its inhabitants. The pocket-size publication is a collection of indicators of e.g. the environment, population, housing and construction, education, economy, transport, tourism and administration.

The updated edition of the statistical package has now been released in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Some samples from the pocket statistics:

  • Almost 40 % of the land area in Helsinki is green areas administrated by the City. There are 55 conservation areas with a combined surface area of 722.5 hectares.
  • Some 70 % of the Helsinki area is sea area. The shoreline is 123 kilometres long and there are 327 islands.
  • Last year, the air quality in Helsinki centre was deemed good or satisfactory during about 93 percent of the hours.
  • There are 3,450 city bikes and 241 bike stations in Helsinki.
  • The largest age group is 25-29-year-olds, which comprises 63,131 Helsinki residents.
  • Some 16 % of the Helsinki residents speak a foreign language as their mother tongue. The most common group of foreign-language speakers is Russian speakers, of which there are 18,869 living in Helsinki.
  • The Helsinki Central Library Oodi had 3,102,999 visits in 2019. All in all, there were 46 library borrowing locations and 9.4 million borrowings made in 2019.
  • In 2019, Helsinki awarded €23 million in grants for arts and culture. Sports associations and groups were supported with grants amounting to €14 million.
  • In Helsinki, there are 27 beaches, 13 winter swimming places, 12 ice stadiums, 17 swimming halls and outdoor pools, 819 indoor sports facilities and 92 dog parks. There are 1,200 kilometres of bicycle routes.
  • Last year, 6,156 housing units were completed in Helsinki. The combined floor area of all the buildings was about 740,000 square metres.
  • The City of Helsinki employs all told 37,459 people. The most common occupational titles were practical nurse and child nurse in early childhood education. Approximately 40 percent of all municipal employees work for the Social Services and Health Care Division.


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Helsinki facts and figures 2020, pdf