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Integration Indicators Database

The Integration Indicators database is an open statistics database based on register and survey data. It is used to monitor the state and development of integration in Finland. The indicators are divided into five themes: employment, education, wellbeing, participation and two-way integration.

The indicator database is easy to use. You may customise it and target statistics that are relevant to your work.

Three steps to use the Integration Indicators database

  1. First, choose the topic that you are interested in.
  2. Next, choose the variables. Select also the regional level and other necessary information. If there are variables marked with an asterisk, you must select at least one value under each of these variables.
  3. Finally, you may reorganise the rows and columns in the table to make them easier to read, save the table in Excel format, or download the tables and graphs. Open the ‘About table’ to find more detailed information about the variables.

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Use statistics carefully

The main sources of the Integration Indicators database are Statistics Finland's registers and the FinMonik survey conducted by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in 2018–2019. The title of each indicator is followed by information on whether it is based on statistical or survey data.

Due to differences in data, indicators based on these sources are not always directly comparable. For example, degrees completed in Finland can be found in the register data, but the number of degrees completed abroad has been estimated on the basis of surveys.

Almost all indicator data is produced by residential area, gender, background country and age group. In order to avoid data protection breaches, background countries have been grouped into larger areas.

The sources of indicator data sometimes use different classifications. For this reason, classifications such as background countries and continents vary depending on whether the data source is a register or a survey.

The selection of suitable monitoring indicators is based on the measured factor and the available data. The best overall picture is gained by looking at data from registers and surveys side by side.

This is how you refer to the database

Reference (Integration Indicators database, 2020)

Table of sources

Integration Indicators database: Insert the name of table here [online publication]. Table: Insert the exact name of table here. Helsinki: Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. [referenced on Insert date]. Accessed on: Insert the online address of table here.

Example reference

Integration Indicators database: Housing (online publication) Table: 125v -- 001 -- Housing by type of household dwelling unit and living space: regions and largest cities, 2005–2019. Helsinki: Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. [referenced on 30 September 2020]. Accessed on:

Built in cooperation with Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

The Integration Indicators database was built in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. Some of the indicator data in the database was produced with the support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

The database was developed using PX-Web technology and it is maintained by Statistics Finland.