Foreign migration

Last updated 27/09/2019 - 10:37

Foreign net migration grew significantly

The Helsinki region got a foreign migration gain of almost 2,000 residents in April–June, which is clearly more than the average for the same period in the past five years, 1,600 people. A total of 3,400 people moved to the region from abroad, while 1,460 moved away. The migration gain of Helsinki and Espoo increased significantly from the previous year, and the relative growth of migration gain of the KUUMA municipalities was also substantial.

Helsinki region’s migration gain from abroad increased by 17 per cent during the beginning of the year. Migration gain increased compared to the first half of the previous year in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and in Helsinki in particular, but decreased in the KUUMA municipalities. 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.