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
Classification by sex
male, female, combined
65 years and older
The indicator gives the number of deaths for those aged 65 and over and their death rate per 100 000 inhabitants by sex. Mortality figures are non-standardised.
The cause-of-death statistics cover the deaths in Finland or abroad (during the calendar year) of persons who at the time of death were residents of Finland regardless of their nationality. The statistics practically have a full coverage of deaths as the death data are verified by comparing them with data in the Population Information System. The number of deaths in the vital statistics is higher than that of the cause-of-death statistics. The number of deaths based on the Population Information System does not refer to the number of deaths during the calendar year as it may also contain deaths from the five previous years in cases where the death data have been received at the time of compiling the statistics of the statistical year concerned (between 1 January 2003 and 31 January 2004). Similarly, the vital statistics data do not include people who have deceased in 2003 if they have been registered as deceased later than 1 February 2004.
In addition to the cause-of-death statistics, the number of deaths is recorded in the population statistics. The number of deaths in the population statistics differs somewhat from the figures in the cause-of-death statistics compiled on the basis of death certificates as the cause of death statistics include all deaths during the calendar year. Population statistics, in turn, are not compiled until one month after the end of the statistical year, when vital statistics data are available. Some 0.2 per cent of deaths thus appear in the next year's statistics.
Statistics Finland: Causes of death
Mauno Huohvanainen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Also see indicator:
- Mortality / 100 000 inhabitants (186)