Data

Sickness absence in Finnish municipalities

Published 9.5.2019
Updated 27.5.2022

Constantly accumulating

Sickness absence in Finnish municipalities

Sickness absence

Total for Kunta10 data
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021Sickness absence / pyw810121416182022242628AllManagers, professionalsTechnicians and associate professionalsClerical support workersService and care workers, and shop and market sales workersManual labour (incl. craft and related trades workers, and pant and machine operators, and assemblers)

Occupational group differences

Kunta10 data, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021Sickness absence / pyw891011121314151617181920All

Age group differences

Kunta10 data, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021Sickness absence / pyw81012141618202224Under 30 years30–39 years40–50 yearsOver 50 years

Differences between genders

Kunta10 data, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021Sickness absence / pyw89101112131415161718192021MenWomen

Cross-section by occupation

20 largest professions by person years worked
2021
5.967.167.348.459.6711.4511.6411.9112.5114.8915.0515.5217.6318.3220.3520.6221.5623.8926.2826.64other managermunicipal administrationspecialistphysiciantechnical expertprimary school teacherspecial needs teacherfirefighter, security guardkitchen supervisor, cookkindergarten teacherchildmindertechnical specialistfull-time teacher, part-timeteacherother expertsocial workerother specialistoffice employeesocial/youth workernurse, public health nurseward domesticnurse, practical nurseSickness absence / pyw051015202530

The monitoring of sickness absence makes it possible to reduce and shorten sickness absence. A set of indicators by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health demonstrates the development of sickness absence 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 absence, 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 sickness absence data in 2021 from one municipality are missing.

The Work-Life Knowledge service also offers article about the survey: Significant differences in sickness absence 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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