School and preschool admission areas of the City of Helsinki

The dataset includes the boundary lines of the admission areas of comprehensive schools and pre-primary education maintained by the City of Helsinki, as well as the names and identifiers of the areas. The dataset contains the admission areas for both Finnish- and Swedish-language primary and secondary schools as well as pre-primary education. The data includes both current and future pupil admission limits.

The limits for the admission of pupils to Finnish- and Swedish-language schools and to primary and secondary schools are presented separately. The boundaries are confirmed each school year.

The admission areas are updated annually on the basis of the notifications made by the education department. Where possible, the areas reflect the division of districts. The admission areas are mainly by school, but some of them are combined areas of several schools. The combined areas are distinguished by the fact that they are named, for example, “Vuosaaren yläasteet” (Vuosaari secondary schools). Otherwise, the name refers to a specific school.

Previewing the data in the service:

The data is available for download in several formats, including JSON, KML, CSV, Esri Shape, and XML. Available formats can always be found under OutputFormat in the GetCapabilities query for the service.

Coordinate systems:

  • Esri Shape: ETRS-GK25 (EPSG:3879).
  • KML: WGS 84 (WGS 1984, EPSG:4326).
  • MapInfo: ETRS-GK25 (EPSG:3879).
  • API services: Maintained in ETRS-GK25 (EPSG:3879), can be projected to other coordinate systems. See GetCapabilities query for other possible coordinate systems.

API addresses:


  • Opetusvirasto (only WMS, you can search all the layers at once)
  • Oppilaaksiotto_kuluva_lukuvuosi (only WMS)
  • Opev_ooa_alaaste_suomi
  • Opev_ooa_ylaaste_suomi
  • Opev_ooa_alaaste_ruotsi
  • Opev_ooa_ylaaste_ruotsi
  • Esiopetusalue_suomi
  • Esiopetusalue_ruotsi
  • Oppilaaksiotto_tuleva_lukuvuosi (only WMS)
  • Opev_ooa_alaaste_suomi_tuleva
  • Opev_ooa_ylaaste_suomi_tuleva
  • Opev_ooa_alaaste_ruotsi_tuleva
  • Opev_ooa_ylaaste_ruotsi_tuleva

Admission areas: attributes, data types and their key and reliability data in information services

  • id (int). Unique identifier of the feature. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • aluejako (string). Type of regional division. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • kunta (string). Municipality. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • tunnus (string). Identification of the admission area. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • nimi_fi (string). Name of the admission area in Finnish. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • nimi_se (string). Name of the admission area in Swedish. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • toimipiste_id (int). Unique identifier of the location. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • yhtluontipvm (date). Feature creation date (yyyy-mm-dd). Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • yhtdatanomistaja (string). Data owner. Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • paivitetty_tietopalveluun (date). Information service record date (yyyy-mm-dd). Reliable, comprehensively existing information.
  • geom(GeometryPropertyType). Geometry of the feature

Data and Resources

Additional information

Administrator Helsingin kaupunkiympäristön toimiala / Kaupunkimittauspalvelut
Administrator's webpage
Source Helsingin kasvatuksen ja koulutuksen toimiala
Published 02.02.2015
Updated 30.08.2021
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Data collections
Geographical coverage
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
How to reference Source: School and preschool admission areas of the City of Helsinki. The maintainer of the dataset is Helsingin kaupunkiympäristön toimiala / Kaupunkimittauspalvelut and the original author is Helsingin kasvatuksen ja koulutuksen toimiala. The dataset has been downloaded from Helsinki Region Infoshare service on 14.06.2024 under the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
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