Foreign migration

Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:28

Foreign net migration grew significantly

In January–March, the Helsinki region received a record foreign migration gain of 2,120, which is approximately 400 more than the first quarter of the previous year. A total of 3,550 people moved to the Helsinki region from abroad and 1,430 moved away. The migration gain increased in the Helsinki region as more people moved into the region and emigration, especially of Finnish nationals, decreased simultaneously. Foreign migration gain grew in other parts of Finland as well, especially due to increased immigration.

In Espoo, foreign migration gain grew approximately 60 per cent in comparison to the first quarter of the previous year. Migration gain of KUUMA municipalities also grew relatively much. Migration gain for Helsinki and Vantaa grew only slightly during the beginning of the year.

In the past year, the Helsinki region’s migration gain from abroad grew by two per cent. Foreign net migration also includes Finnish citizens moving from abroad, but not foreign nationals migrating to the region from other parts of Finland. The Helsinki region has substantially more migration gain from foreign nationals than from abroad.