The Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki contains statistical facts about Helsinki and the Helsinkians in 2019. The yearbook does also comprise data on the neighbouring cities, the Helsinki region, Finland, major Nordic cities, the Baltic countries and their capitals, and on St. Petersburg.
The Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki appears now for the 107th time. The whole yearbook can be accessed here.
The Statistical Yearbook 2019 presents the following facts about Helsinki and its residents, among other things:
- The population of Helsinki amounted to 648,042 at the turn of the year 2018/2019. Compared with the previous year, the population grew by 4 770 residents, that is to say by 0.7 per cent.
- At year-end 2018, 332,580 motor vehicles were registered in Helsinki. 267,823 of these were cars. Since 2000, the number of cars has grown by more than 81,000.
- Helsinki Vantaa Airport recorded a total of 94,007 aircraft landings in 2018. There were more than 20 million passengers. All year round, the average frequency of aircraft landings was about one plane every six minutes.
- A total of 14 loans per capita were made at the Helsinki City libraries in 2018. Books comprised 83.1 per cent of the loans. 39.5 per cent of all book loans were children’s books.
- At year-end 2018, the City of Helsinki had in all 37 656 employees. The largest administrative sector was the Social Services and Health Care Division, with 14 729 employees altogether.
- The most popular tourist attraction in Helsinki in 2018 was Linnanmäki Amusement Park, with a total of 1.1 million visitors. The most popular attractions also included Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral and Helsinki Zoo.
All the 255 statistical tables of the yearbook will be published as open-data on the Helsinki Region Infoshare website. The site includes all statistics that the yearbooks have covered since 2002. Digitalised versions of the older editions, published in years 1905–2008, are available on the Sinetti archives database.
The Statistical Yearbook is published by the City Executive Office’s Urban Research and Statistics Unit.