The Finnish Centre for Pensions produces versatile statistics that describe the Finnish pension system. The statistics include information on pension recipients, persons insured under the earnings-related pension acts, pension expenditure, effective retirement ages, rehabilitation under the earnings-related pension scheme and the financing of earnings-related pensions.

We produce Official Statistics of Finland in the area of Social Protection.

Women’s income development slows markedly at family formation age

Employees’ insured earnings in Finland vary significantly by age and gender. Earnings are lowest among women who have recently joined the labour market and highest among men aged 40. It seems that family formation affects the development of women’s earnings in particular.

Persons Insured for an Earnings-related Pension

Average total pension in Finland 1,716 euros

In 2019, pension recipients received an average total monthly pension of 1,716 euros and a median monthly pension of 1,497 euros. Men got an average monthly pension of 1,937 euros and women 1,533 euros (20% less).

Statistics on Pensioners in Finland

Mental disorders the most common reason for retirement on a disability pension

In 2019, around 20,300 persons retired on an earnings-related disability pension. Of the new retirees, 10,900 were women (54%) and 9,400 men (46%).

The most common reason for retirement on a disability pension was mental and behavioural disorders.

Earnings-related pension recipients in Finland

Release calendar for 2021 now published

A chronological schedule of releases of statistics by the Finnish Centre for Pensions is presented in the release calendar. The release dates are specified closer to the time of release. The statistics are released at 9 a.m. on the website.

Release calendar

Open interface of our statistical database now available

You can now retrieve statistical data from our statistical database in machine-readable format. With the open interface you can share statistical data as open data via a technical connection.

Statistical Database

Earnings-related Pension System in Graphs and Figures

The slideshow includes key information of the Finnish earnings-related pension system. The Power Point slideshow may be downloaded free of charge.

Graphs and Figures

Statistical publications

The Statistics series of the Finnish Centre for Pensions includes statistics of various pension areas. As a rule, the statistics are based on the registers of the earnings-related pension system.