Data

Sickness absences in Finnish municipalities

Published 9.5.2019
Updated 7.6.2021

Constantly accumulating

Sickness absences in Finnish municipalities

Sickness absences

Total for Kunta10 data
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Sickness absences / pyw891011121314151617181920All

Occupational group differences

Kunta10 data, FIOH
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Sickness absences / pyw810121416182022242628AllManagers, special expertsExpertsOffice employeesPersonal service workersManual labour

Age group differences

Kunta10 data, FIOH
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Sickness absences / pyw81012141618202224Under 30 years30–39 years40–50 yearsOver 50 years

Differences between genders

Kunta10 data, FIOH
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Sickness absences / pyw89101112131415161718192021MenWomen

Cross-section by occupation

20 largest professions by person years worked
2020
6.726.937.158.279.4110.7511.3212.5112.7113.0914.5416.817.2118.5718.5821.4921.7424.3826.1326.29technical special expertmunicipal administration specialexpertphysiciantechnical expertspecial needs teacherother special expertkitchen supervisor, cooksocial/youth workernurse, public health nursechildminderother managerfull-time teacher, part-timeteacherprimary school teachersocial workerother expertoffice employeefirefighter, security guardkindergarten teacherward domesticnurse, practical nurseSickness absences / pyw051015202530

The monitoring of sickness absences makes it possible to reduce and shorten sickness absences. A set of indicators by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health demonstrates the development of sickness absences in the 2000s.

Description

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s Kunta10 study is the most long-term and extensive municipal personnel study in Finland. The work life quality and well-being of more than 90,000 municipal employees is followed up with a survey that is conducted every two years in 11 municipalities. The survey responses are also combined with register data about sickness absences, for instance.

What the indicators describe

The monitoring of sick days of the participants of the Kunta10 study is performed directly in the municipalities’ personal data files. The calculation method is consistent: the number of sick days divided by person-years. A separate figure is calculated for each subgroup (e.g. the occupation). The calculation covers full-time municipal employees. Only the days of absence that are due to the person’s own illness are included.

The data is updated at one-year intervals.

The Work-Life Knowledge service also offers article about the survey: Significant differences in sickness absences between occupational groups in the municipal sector during the first COVID-19 pandemic year.

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Contact information

Jenni Ervasti

+358 30 474 2806

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