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.

Effective retirement age above target

Finns continue to extend their working lives. Last year, the average effective retirement age was 62.8 years. At the same time, the number of new pensioners fell significantly.

Effective Retirement Age

Pension-insured earnings of employees more than twice as high as the insured incomes of the self-employed

In 2022, the median monthly earnings of employees were 3,000 euros. For the self-employed and farmers, the median monthly insured incomes were 1,350 euros. The largest earnings were received by those in the age group 45–49 years.

Persons Insured for an Earnings-related Pension in Finland

Number of issued A1 certificates grew largely

The number of A1 certificates issued by the Finnish Centre for Pensions more than doubled in 2023 compared to in 2022. The growth was mainly due to specifications made to the instructions.

Statistics on Insurance for Work Abroad and Posted Workers

70,000 pensioners worked

At year-end 2022, every fifth under-68-year-old pensioner worked. Working is most common among those who receive a partial disability pension.

Working in retirement

Highest effective retirement age in Sweden - Finland among the top three

Sweden, Finland and Denmark stand out with the highest effective retirement ages in a comparison of the Nordic countries and Estonia. Although Finns have postponed retirement markedly in the 2010s, they still exit the labour market at the youngest age.

Effective retirement age in the Nordic countries and Estonia

Check out the graph application of the monthly statistics

In our graph application you can examine data on the number of new retirees on an earnings-related pension and their average pension in graphic format. The data is categorized by pension benefit and per month.

Graph application for monthly statistics

Statistical Database

Our statistical database offers time series of the statistics we produce here at the Finnish Centre for Pensions.

Statistical Database

Release calendar

The statistics are released at 9 a.m. on the website.

Release calendar

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.


Finnish Centre for Pensions – Central body of and expert on statutory earnings-related pensions