Share of professionals biggest for Germans and Indians
According to Statistics Finland’s employment statistics, the ten biggest occupational groups of employed persons with German and Indian background included several professional level occupational groups in 2016. Forty-three per cent of those with German background and 40 per cent of those with Indian background worked as professionals. In absolute numbers, most professionals with foreign background were of Russian background, 5,100 persons.
The number of employed persons with foreign background was 133,000 in 2016. The number of employed persons with foreign background grew by 32,000 from 2011 to 2016, and their share of all employed persons was around six per cent, up by 1.6 percentage points.
For employed persons with foreign background, the most common background country was Russia or the former Soviet Union, around 30,500 (up by 3,200 from 2011, 12%). The next biggest background countries based on the number of employed persons were Estonia (24,200, up by 7,800, 48%), former Yugoslavia (4,200, up by 900, 26%), China (4,000, up by 900, 30%) and Vietnam (3,900, up by 1,400, 55%).
Professionals and persons with foreign background by country