Municipal personnel

The first tab of the Municipal personnel report below contains a selection of data on municipalities’ and joint municipal authorities’ employees. The data are based on a Statistics Finland inquiry concerning monthly and hourly wage earners, in which municipalities and joint municipal authorities report their annual employment relationship and payroll data for employment relationships valid on the first working day of October. The data include both full-time and part-time employees in the municipal sector.


Statistics Finland: Local government sector wages and salaries

The second tab of the report contains data on numbers of employees with pension insurance and retirements in individual municipalities. The data are based on Keva’s retirement forecast. The forecast examines the estimated situation of retirements on old-age (VE), partial disability (OTE) and disability pension (TE) of more than 523,000 municipal employees with pension insurance at the end of 2018. Municipal employees include municipalities’ and joint municipal authorities’ insured employees. The employer may also be a limited liability company owned, or an association or foundation established, by a municipality or a joint municipal authority.

Employees with pension insurance refer to persons aged between 17 and 68 who, at a certain time, have been in an employment relationship for which they accrue pension. This includes those with a fixed-term employment relationship and both full and part-time employees. The statistics additionally contain persons on different types of leave (parental leave, job alternation leave, unpaid leave, etc.). The data include teachers at comprehensive schools and general upper secondary schools who are employed by municipalities and insured under the state pension system. The location data is based on the municipality of the insured employee’s employer. The input data of the forecast are the age, gender and occupation of the insured and actual retirements in previous years.

The purpose of the forecast is to model current personnel’s retirements. Consequently, it does not account for new employees starting their work in the future.