Description of statistics: Statistics on conscript’s allowance

Produced by: Kela – The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Statistics web page: Statistics on conscripts’ allowance

These statistics describe the conscript’s allowances paid out by Kela. Approaching the topic from a variety of perspectives, they provide statistical data about the number of recipients of conscripts’ allowances, the number of persons covered by the allowance scheme, and the allowances paid out.

Data content

Recipients of conscript’s allowance, persons covered by the allowance, amounts paid out as basic assistance and as assistance towards housing, maintenance and various specific expenses, and amounts paid towards interest on student debt.

Classifications used

Allowance component, type of recipient (conscript/family member), type of service (military/alternative), general regional and demographic classifications.

Data collection methods and data sources

The statistics on conscripts’ allowances are compiled from an individual-level dataset. It is based on benefit databases created in the course of providing conscripts’ allowances.

Updating frequency

Published monthly and once per calendar year.

Time of completion or release

Statistics on conscripts’ allowance are published monthly and yearly. Data are made available in the statistical database Kelasto within 4 weeks of the end of the reference period. A publication titled Kelan sotilasavustustilasto (Kela statistic on conscripts’ allowance) is published by the end of June following the reference year. More exact publication dates can be found in the publication calendar.

Time series

The annual time series on the conscripts’ allowance are comparable from 1994 to 2012 and from 2014 onward.


Statistics (data), draftees’ dependants allowances, conscripts (military), armed military service, servicemen and servicewomen, alternative civil service, persons undergoing non-military service.