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.

Unusual index increase led to a flood of pension claims

The number of pension claims soared at the end of 2022 as tens of thousands of Finns claimed the partial old-age pension. Exceptionally, the increase in the earnings-related pension index was clearly higher than the increase in the wage coefficient. It encouraged people to claim the pension already in 2022.

Earnings-related Pension Recipients in Finland

Young people’s access to the labour market normalised in the second corona year

In 2021, a total of 95,000 persons began their work insured under the earnings-related pension acts for the first time. That was a 25-per-cent increase compared to 2020 and nearly at a pre-corona level.

Persons insured for an earnings-related pension in Finland

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

Release calendar

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.

Release calendar

Check out the graph application of the monthly statistics

In our new 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

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.