Foreign migration

Last updated 27/03/2018 - 10:33

Net migration started growing at the end of the year

In October–December, the Helsinki region obtained a foreign migration gain of approximately 2,000 people. Migration gain was 500 more than during the last quarter of the previous year due to the increased immigration. In the rest of the country, there was significantly less growth in net migration.

A total of 3,650 people moved to the Helsinki region from abroad in October–December, while 1,600 moved away. In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area municipalities, the growth of migration gain was approximately 150 in each, so the growth in Helsinki was relatively smaller. Migration gain also grew in the KUUMA municipalities.

In the past year, Helsinki region’s migration gain from abroad decreased by 400 people, i.e. 10 per cent. Only Espoo experienced growth with 370 people. 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 almost 60 per cent more migration gain from foreign nationals than from abroad, Vantaa more than double and the KUUMA municipalities more than triple.