Finland Data

The EASIE data collection takes place every two years. Country data is added to this website as and when it becomes available. The default view is the most recent school year available. The data is presented in up to six tables, focusing on different aspects of inclusive education. Unless stated otherwise in the notes, the data displayed is from the selected school year.

2014/2015 Data:

Finland - 2014_2015 - Table 1

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many school aged children are there at: 361,413 174,478 Statistics Finland – Vipunen: a statistical service of the education administration, https://vipunen.fi/fi-fi/_layouts/15/xlviewer.aspx?id=/fi-fi/Raportit/V%C3%A4est%C3%B6%20-%20ik%C3%A4ryhm%C3%A4.xlsb
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings in: 359,461 174,724 Statistics Finland – Vipunen, https://vipunen.fi/fi-fi/_layouts/15/xlviewer.aspx?id=/fi-fi/Raportit/Esi-%20ja%20perusopetus%20-%20luokittain%20-%20maakunta.xlsb
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings in: 1,952 0 Statistics Finland – Vipunen, https://vipunen.fi/fi-fi There is no exact data for this. In this data, Question 2 has been subtracted from Question 1 to get an estimate of the out-of-school children. Some pupils repeat their current grade, which might explain the situation in ISCED level 2. In Finland, almost every child takes part in the formal education system.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 357,122 172,895 Statistics Finland – Vipunen, https://vipunen.fi/fi-fi
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 344,494 165,761 Statistics Finland – Vipunen, https://vipunen.fi/fi-fi This is a proxy – no exact data is available. The Finnish data collection proxy counts pupil groups where 'all teaching in provided in a general education group' and where '51 to 99 percent of teaching is provided in a general education group'. This means that the proxy also includes those pupils with special educational needs who receive 51%–79% of their teaching in mainstream classes.

Finland - 2014_2015 - Table 2

Question 9 years 15 years Sources used Notes
1 How many children are aged: 60,978 58,777 Statistics Finland – Vipunen; a statistical service of the education administration, www.vipunen.fi
2 How many pupils are enrolled in all formal educational settings aged: 60,598 58,777 Statistics Finland – Vipunen, https://vipunen.fi/fi-fi Few pupils begin school at age 8.
3 How many pupils are out of any formal educational settings aged: 380 0 Statistics Finland – Vipunen, www.vipunen.fi There is no exact data for this. In this data, Question 2 has been subtracted from Question 1 to get an estimate of the out-of-school children. In Finland, almost every child takes part in the formal education system.
4 How many pupils are enrolled in mainstream formal educational settings with their non-disabled peers in: 60,208 58,210 Statistics Finland, http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/ This is a proxy. There is no exact data by one year age allocation. In 2015, there were 2,339 pupils with special educational needs (SEN) educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 1 and 1,829 pupils with SEN in ISCED level 2.
5 How many pupils are enrolled and educated in mainstream classes with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time in: 58,179 55,656 Statistics Finland, http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/ This is a proxy – no exact data is available. The Finnish data collection proxy counts pupil groups where 'all teaching in provided in a general education group' and where '51 to 99 percent of teaching is provided in a general education group'. This means that the proxy also includes those pupils with SEN who receive 51%–79% of their teaching in mainstream classes.

Finland - 2014_2015 - Table 3

Question ISCED 1 ISCED 2 Sources used Notes
1 How many pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 23,100 15,843 www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf
2 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 8,133 6,880 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf This is a proxy – no exact data is available. The Finnish data collection proxy counts pupil groups where 'all teaching in provided in a general education group' and where '51 to 99 percent of teaching is provided in a general education group'. This means that the proxy also includes those pupils with special educational needs who receive 51%–79% of their teaching in mainstream classes.
3 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 12,628 7,134 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf
4 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 2,339 1,829 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf
5 How many pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M No data available

Finland - 2014_2015 - Table 4

Question ISCED 1 Male ISCED 1 Female ISCED 2 Male ISCED 2 Female Sources used Notes
1 How many male and female pupils have an official decision of SEN in: 16,170 6,930 11,090 4,753 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf A proxy is used because it is not possible to separate pupils with special educational needs (SEN) by place of provision of teaching by gender. Overall, 70% of pupils with SEN are boys and 30% girls, so this distribution is used.
2 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in: 5,693 2,440 4,816 2,064 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf Proxy. See above
3 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in: 8,840 3,788 4,994 2,140 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf Proxy. See above
4 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in: 1,637 702 1,280 549 Statistics Finland, www.stat.fi/til/erop/2015/erop_2015_2016-06-13_en.pdf Proxy. See above
5 How many male and female pupils with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in: M M M M No data available.

Finland - 2014_2015 - Table 5

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 1: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 1: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 1: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 1: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 1: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds There is no exact data by one year age allocation for Questions 2, 3 and 4. For Question 2, approximately 43% of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in ISCED level 1 are educated in formal mainstream education settings with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time. This distribution is used here. For Question 3, approximately 45% of pupils with SEN in ISCED level 1 are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools. This distribution is used here. For Question 4, approximately 10% of pupils with SEN in ISCED level 1 are educated in separate special schools. This distribution is used here.
3 year olds
4 year olds
5 year olds
6 year olds
7 year olds 3,078 1,077 1,693 308 0
8 year olds 3,453 1,208 1,899 346 0
9 year olds 3,689 1,291 2,029 369 0
10 year olds 4,066 1,424 2,236 406 0
11 year olds 4,270 1,494 2,349 427 0
12 year olds 4,544 1,591 2,499 454 0
13 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
14 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
15 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
16 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
17 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
18 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
19 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
20 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
21 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
22 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
>23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0

Finland - 2014_2015 - Table 6

Ages 1 How many pupils of each age have an official decision of SEN in ISCED level 2: 2 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in formal mainstream educational settings with their non disabled peers of the same age for at least 80% of the time in ISCED level 2: 3 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools in ISCED level 2: 4 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in separate special schools in ISCED level 2: 5 How many pupils of each age with an official decision of SEN are educated in non-formal educational provision maintained by the education, health, social or justice sectors in ISCED level 2: Sources used Notes
< 3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0 There is no exact data by one year age allocation for Questions 2, 3 and 4. For Question 2, approximately 67% of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in ISCED level 2 are educated in formal mainstream education settings with their non-disabled peers for at least 80% of the time. This distribution is used here. For Question 3, approximately 21% of pupils with SEN in ISCED level 2 are educated in separate special classes in mainstream schools. This distribution is used here. For Question 4, approximately 12% of pupils with SEN in ISCED level 2 are educated in separate special schools. This distribution is used here.
3 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
4 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
5 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
6 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
7 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
8 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
9 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
10 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
11 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
12 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
13 year olds 4,878 3,268 1,024 586 0
14 year olds 5,291 3,545 1,111 635 0
15 year olds 5,674 3,801 1,192 681 0
16 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
17 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
18 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
19 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
20 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
21 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
22 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0
>23 year olds 0 0 0 0 0

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