Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki 2017 published

For the 105th time, Helsinki City’s statistics yearbook has been published, with statistics on Helsinki and its inhabitants, its neighbouring cities, the Helsinki Region, Finland, the other major Scandinavian cities, the Baltic countries and their capitals, and on St. Petersburg.

The 255 tables of the yearbook can also be picked from the open-data site Helsinki Region Infoshare The 1905-2008 editions are available in a digitalised format on the Sinetti archives database (only in Finnish). The new yearbook can be read in its entirety via this link.

Among other interesting facts and figures about Helsinki and its population, the yearbook reveals that:

• At year-end 2016, Helsinki’s population figure was 635,181, which was 6,973, i.e. a 1.1 per cent, more than a year earlier.

• The number of dwellings in Helsinki at year-end 2016 was 356,975, i.e. 6,661 more than a year earlier. Rented dwellings accounted for 46.5 per cent and owner-occupied dwellings for 41.9 per cent of the dwelling stock.

• At year-end 2016, there were a total of 321,323 registered motor vehicles in Helsinki, 260,301 of which were cars. The latter have increased by almost 74,000, i.e. almost 40 per cent, since the year 2000.

• In 2015, a total of 84,457 flights landed at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. This means one arrival every six minutes, on average.

• In 2016, a total of 1,550,410 loans were made at Helsinki City Library’s various outlets. 79,0 per cent of these library loans were books, and more than every third borrowed book was a children’s book.

• At year-end 2016, the pay rolls of Helsinki City included 38,056 persons. With a total of 21,792 wage earners, the social, health and early childhood education services together made up the largest sector, by far.

• The most popular tourist attraction in 2016 was Linnanmäki amusement park, with a total of 1,100,000 visitors. The top five attractions also included the Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) naval fortress, the Temppeliaukio bedrock church, the Helsinki Cathedral and the Korkeasaari (Högholmen) zoo.

Statistics Manager Ari Jaakola, +358 9 310 43608, ari.jaakola(at)
Statistics Secretary Aila Perttilä, +358 9 310 36399, aila.perttila(at)

Statistical Yearbook of Helsinki 2017, pdf publication