Statistics Finland compiles Population Statistics based on the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre.
Municipality, sub-region, region, area for the regional state administrative agency, major region, Mainland Finland/Åland, hospital district, university hospital special responsibility area, whole country
Live birth refers to the birth of a child that, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or movement of the voluntary muscles, whether or not the placenta is attached or the umbilical cord has been cut. Population statistics only includes live births where the mother's permanent domicile is in Finland.
The numbers of live births as reported by Statistics Finland and the Medical Birth Register at THL differ to some extent due to differences in the method of calculation. The Population Statistics compiled by Statistics Finland contain data on all parturients and their children with a permanent domicile in Finland at the time of the child's birth whatever the place of delivery, while the Medical Birth Register includes data on all parturients that give birth in Finland whatever the domicile of the parturient.
Population statistics of Finland are based on data from the Population Information System of the Population Register Centre. The Population Information System is maintained by local register offices.
Statistics Finland is responsible for the compilation of statistics regarding conditions in society (Act on Statistics Finland 24.1.1992/48), including population statistics. Statistics Finland's working order assigns the production of population statistics to its Population Statistics department (Statistics Finland's working order, TK-00-1756-01).